Craven Pinot Gris 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R220
Out of stock
90
CE
New
'Fermented on the skins for six days before maturation lasting six months in a combination of old 500-litre barrels and concrete. As always, this is just immensely likeable. Subtle notes of strawberry, herbs and spice on the nose while the palate is almost but not quite evanescent (alcohol is 11.75%) with very fine tannins.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 90/100

'In 2021 we destemmed the fruit in its entirety and fermented it in open top fermenters. The juice is lightly pumped over or punched down throughout fermentation. The fermentation on skins gives the wine a beautiful rose coloured hue. 2021 had such nice developed tannins that we found only 6 days on skins was sufficient to give ample texture to the wine. The wine spent 6 months in a combination of concrete and neutral 500L barrels before being bottled.' – Jeanine and Mick Craven, Winemakers
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Jeanine and Mick Craven
Alcohol 11.8%
Body Light-bodied
Blend information 100% Pinot Gris
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Pinot Gris / Grigio
Rating CE 90
Technical analysis TA: 5.3 g/L | PH: 3.63
Producer information As Stellenbosch revolutionaries, Mick and Jeanine Craven’s constant experimentation and their willingness to fight for great little parcels, have made them the poster couple for bringing whole-bunch, skin contact, early picking and all things geeky to Stellenbosch. These Young Gunners are the Stellenbosch champions of light, yet complex wines. Producing single-vineyard wines only, these 2 winemakers know their vineyards like the back of their hands. ‘Craven is one of the most interesting wine projects in South Africa. It's part of the rediscovery of the best vineyard sites in Stellenbosch that's currently underway, with a whole group of young guns looking to find the gems and make interesting wines from them,’ says Jamie Goode.
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