Craven, Syrah The Firs 750ml 2019South Africa, Stellenbosch
'Grapes from Devon Valley, this is 100% whole-bunch fermented. Wonderfully aromatic with top notes of lilies and fynbos to go with red and black berries, white pepper and a little earthiness. Light-bodied but acutely focused and flavour-packed on the palate. With crackling acidity and lovely fine tannins, this is a wine of real composure and energy.' – Christian Eedes, WineMag.co.za, 95/100
Alc: 12.7% | TA: 4.7 g/L | PH: 3.79
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 Stellenbosch revolutionaries 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.
|Drink To||Drink or cellar|
|Variety||Shiraz / Syrah|
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator