Such a pleasing, charismatic wine but doesn’t forget to be a touch fancy too.
About The Wine
The Craven wine stable is built around a crew of vineyards that have resonance owners/operators Mick and Jeanine.
They had had their eye on the Rustenhof farm in the Faure region for a while and in 2017 they finally managed to get their hands on a parcel of bush-vine Cinsault. Coaxing the personality of the vineyard out in their wines is their specialty. In this wine you feel the crunch and pop of the graphite and sandy soils, the tension and energy that comes with grapes that are dry-farmed.
This is a bouncy, vivacious red wine that still carries complexity in tow. It's a charming wine for sipping on a warm afternoon.
About Craven Wines
Mick and Jeanine Craven met whilst lugging hoses in a Sonoma winery back in 2007. A relationship blossomed between the two, as did a shared passion for exploring the wide world of wine. Jeanine is South African, Mick is an Aussie; together they've made they've made their home in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
In Stellenbosch, they've found a mix of unique sites and terroirs that excite them and bring their imaginations to life. The wines that they craft from these sites are made simply but with great care and attention. Nothing is added to the wines save for a little sulphur. Transporting you to different pockets of their home through the medium of wine is their mission.
The wines are stellar and receiving great press. They are part of the small, energetic sect of South African wine labels rediscovering and reimagining their wine scene.