Craven - 2020 Cinsaut

Headed by husband-and-wife team Mick and Jeanine, Craven is one of the most interesting wine projects in South Africa. See for yourself...

"From 2017 we were lucky enough to be shown some fruit from a farm we have always wanted to make wine from, named Rustenhof. This great farm in the Faure area has an abundance of lovely Cinsaut, amongst many other varieties. This dry land, bush-vine block, planted in granite and sand, suits our style very well and is a pleasure to work with.

Uniquely to our usual red winemaking style, we destem our Cinsaut before fermentation. We find that Cinsaut has a lower acidity than Pinot Noir and Syrah, so we like to capture the little acidity that it has. Gentle punch downs are performed 1-2 times a day throughout fermentation, and the wine is pressed to 500L barrels for maturation. We like to capture the fresher, brighter characters of Cinsaut, and thus bottle this wine earlier than our other red wines. Unfined & unfiltered." – Craven

Variety Cinsault || Region Stellenbosch, South Africa || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml