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Craven ‘Karibib’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

R285.00

This is the third vintage of the Craven Cabernet, and their most accomplished yet.. Like the Chenin Blanc, it is from the Karibib Farm high up in the Polkadraai Hills west of Stellenbosch town, this allows the Cravens to pick earlier (12.5%) yet avoid excessive greenness that can be prevalent in many other Cabernet wines. For the first time, the Cravens destemmed a portion of the fruit. The wine still delivers all the Cabernet flavours you would expect, but it doesn’t come with the 15% alc.
Greg Sherwood MW: “ever since I tasted their maiden 2018 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon from barrel in late 2018, I have been bewitched by the succulence, freshness, varietal purity and precision of this new addition to their range.”
“Whether it’s those stunning Polkadraai soils, their earlier picking regime or simply the skill of Jeanine and Mick in capturing the wonderful terroir of the area with their own fingerprint, this wine remains an incredibly exciting cuvee and one all self-admitted Cabernet Sauvignon obsessives should track down and try.”

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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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