Craven Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


From west-facing 1999 planted vines on Polkadraai’s Karibib Vineyard’s decomposed granites, this was early picked and partial whole cluster, fermented native and on skins for a short time before moving into neutral French barrel. This lighter, fresher Cab rings with cassis, black cherry across a graphite base, scented with dried florals, and drawn with that characteristic granitic grip. Tannins are long and lithe, pulling this towards a saline finish.

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Winery Profile:
A global affair, husband and wife team Mick (Aussie) and Jeanine (South African) met while working at a winery in Sonoma before returning to Stellenbosch to source fruit for their natural wines. They make only single vineyard, single variety wines, highlighting different terroirs around Stellenbosch.

“We chose South Africa, as we think there is a lot of potential here to make amazing wines. We live in Stellenbosch and our hearts are here in this town, which is why we only make wines from the Stellenbosch region as we want to be within a heartbeat of the vines. We want to make wines which are interesting, both stylistically and by varietal, but also wines which have a sense of place and express where they come from. We have isolated particular vineyard sites, for their unique soils and micro-climates, where we work with the growers to ensure that we get the best results from the particular sites. All our wines will come from single vineyards around Stellenbosch.” – Mick Craven

Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz
Volume: 750ml