Craven Cinsaut 2021

Craven Cinsaut 2021

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Fruit was sourced from a farm named Rustenhof, situated in the Faure area with an abundance of lovely Cinsaut, amongst many other varieties. Planted in 1988, this dryland, bush-vine block is planted in granite and sand. Uniquely to their usual red winemaking style, they destem the Cinsaut before fermentation. Cinsaut has a lower acidity than Pinot noir and Syrah, so they like to capture the little acidity that it has (whole bunch ferments tend to reduce acidity). Gentle pump-overs or punch-downs are performed 1-2 times a day throughout fermentation and the resulting wine was pressed to a combination of concrete and neutral 500-litre barrels. They like to capture the fresher, brighter characters of Cinsaut, and thus bottle this wine earlier than their other red wines. Bottled at 12%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Fresh fruit characters, in particular red cranberries and strawberries. Floral fynbos aromas with hints of sweet spice and subtle salinity.

Palate: On entry cherries and plums. Lovely floral elegance accompanied by subtle savoury sweet spice.

Finish: Beautiful acidity, with a mineral and slightly salty finish. Very moreish and appealing with a soft tannin structure.

Mick and Jeanine started Craven Wines in 2014, sourcing fruit from single vineyard sites in and around Stellenbosch and making "site-specific, honest wines". Originally from Australia, they met whilst working in Sonoma, California, before both moving to Jeanine's hometown of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2011. They are both fantastic in the vineyard and in the cellar where their approach is to tread gently and extraction is gentle.

Craven Cinsaut 2021