Craven, The Firs Vineyard Syrah, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Another of the new wave of South African producers, husband and wife team Mick and Jeanine Craven are producing stunning terroir-driven wines from the Stellenbosch Region. Mick (an Australian) and Jeanine (a South African) met during vintage in California in 2007 and have travelled the winemaking world working for the likes of Dujac and Chapoutier before finally settling in Jeanine’s native Stellenbosch. The Craven philosophy is that hard work in the vineyards makes light work in the cellars. All of the wines come from single vineyards, winemaking is very hands off with minimal addditions, if any – native fermentations and neutral oak. This Syrah is full, rich and satisfying with an energtic core.
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