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Craven Chardonnay 2022


“…After looking around for a suitable vineyard, we decided we wanted to stay in the Polkadraai Hills for this. We love what the area brings to white wines, a real inherent saltiness and freshness.

In the cellar we whole bunch pressed the grapes to tank to settle overnight. The next day the juice was put into neutral 500L barrels for fermentation and remained there to complete MLF. After 7 months of elevage in the same barrels, the wine was racked and bottled.”


100% Chardonnay W.O Stellenbosch
Vineyard: Bluegum Grove
Planting Year: 2005
Grown by: Danie Carinus
Soil: Granite and sand
Alcohol: 11.67%
pH: 3.25
Total Acidity: 6.25 g/L

Christian Eedes (Winemag): “White peach, citrus and apple on the nose while the palate has good fruit definition and bright acidity – a little more roundness and weight than usual. 91pt.”

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Working exclusively with Stellenbosch WO, this couple have been making Craven since 2013. All their wines are mono-varietal and there is no blending between vineyards. Their goals are purity, freshness and balance – there is minimal interference with the grapes once they reach the cellar. They do not own any vineyards, but by far most of the Cravens’ efforts throughout the year is in the vineyards and working with the farmers from whom they buy their fruit. In our opinion Mick and Jeanine are producing some of the most exciting wines coming out of Stellenbosch








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