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Winery of the Week: Craven Wines

‘Bondi Boys’ might be a caricature, but the mini-influx of young, sharp and empathetic Aussie wine people buoying local fine-wine making is most welcome, and includes Mick Craven, currently winegrower at Mulderbosch. He and SA-born wife Jeanine, winemaker at Dornier, are widely experienced, and both agree Stellenbosch is their terroir of choice worldwide. The aim with their own brand is to create ‘wines of pure site and varietal expression, adding nothing except a little sulphur’.

Craven Wines Pinot Noir 2013


Category: Pinot noir  

Whole-bunch, natural yeast fermentation, year French oak maturation, bottled unfined/filtered. Lot of care taken in 2013; shows in elegance & length, classic composition: a template for pinot. Slight forest floor nuance creeping into the aromas, flavours. Wine tasted by Christine Rudman More »

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