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Craven Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Craven Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

From west-facing 1999 planted vines on Polkadraai's Karibib Vineyard's decomposed granites, this was early picked and 70% whole cluster, fermented native and on skins for a short time before moving into neutral French barrel. This opens into black cherry, wild raspberry, thorns, dusty graphite, seasoned with wild mint and scrubby wild herbs, all around a pure black cherry core. Tannins are characteristically granitic grippy and finely structural, and acidity is easily capable of carrying this to a lingering slate finish. Finesse and structure = a rare combo.

"Grapes again from Karibib in the Polkadraai Hills, winemaking involved two-thirds whole-bunch fermentation as opposed to previous vintages where this technique was applied entirely and that much less angular as a result. The nose charms with notes of red and black berries, crushed leaves and a hint of violets. The palate is medium bodied with good fruit expression, fresh acidity and nicely grippy tannins." - 93 points, Christian Eedes,, March 17, 2022.

Read about Craven Wines here.

Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750 mL
Bottles per Case: 6
Style: Still

Region: Western Cape
Appellation: WO Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour: Red
Vegan: Yes
Organic: Yes
Biodynamic: No
Natural: Yes
Low Intervention: Yes

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