Craven Pinot Noir 2013
By Christian Eedes, 19 June 2014
I liked the Pinot Noir 2012 well enough from Mick and Janine Craven (see here) but the 2013 (approximate retail price R130 a bottle) is a definite step up. From a vineyard on predominantly sand and clay in Faure, Stellenbosch, grapes underwent 100% whole-bunch fermentation.
A pretty wine showing red cherries, some floral fragrance and subtle spice on the nose. Light bodied (abv is 12.5%) but showing lovely fruit purity, fresh acidity and tannins none too stalky. Precise and well balanced.