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Craven Cinsault
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Craven

Craven Cinsault

Country: South Africa
Region: Stellenbosch 
Grape: Cinsault
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 75cl 
Alcohol: 
Vintage: 2019

Mick Craven has been a friend of Uncharted for some time and we are delighted to start selling his wines in the UK. Mick and his wife 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 Mick met Jeanine whilst working in Sonoma, California, before both moving to South Africa in 2011. 

Stellenbosch has an array of different sites and terroirs allowing Mick to “let the grapes do the talking…” The Cravens are working increasingly with farmers who are understanding the importance of cover crops and removing chemical treatments.

In terms of winemaking approach things are kept relatively simple; no cultured yeasts, enzymes or fining agents are added. Juice is pressed into old oak barrels and minimal additions of sulphur are used at bottling. 

Fully destemmed before fermentation to preserve acidity and matured in 500l neutral oak barrels.

The Cinsault comes from the Rustenhof Farm in Faure. Vines are dry-farmed bush vines and planted on granite and sand.

 

PRODUCER NOTES

Mick Craven has been a friend of Uncharted for some time and we are delighted to start selling his wines in the UK. Mick and his wife 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 Mick met Jeanine whilst working in Sonoma, California, before both moving to South Africa in 2011. 

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

Stellenbosch has an array of different sites and terroirs allowing Mick to “let the grapes do the talking…” The Cravens are working increasingly with farmers who are understanding the importance of cover crops and removing chemical treatments.

In terms of winemaking approach things are kept relatively simple; no cultured yeasts, enzymes or fining agents are added. Juice is pressed into old oak barrels and minimal additions of sulphur are used at bottling. 

Fully destemmed before fermentation to preserve acidity and matured in 500l neutral oak barrels.

The Cinsault comes from the Rustenhof Farm in Faure. Vines are dry-farmed bush vines and planted on granite and sand.