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This vintage of the Craven Cinsault is from the 30+ year-old Rustenhof vineyard in the Faure area which sits on granitic sandy soils just three miles from the ocean. It is farmed organically with the use of cover crops to enhance the vitality of the soil, and in turn, we believe, enhances the wine. For this bottling the grapes are destemmed and gently extracted during fermentation. The juice is then pressed into 500L neutral barrels where it ages for just seven months before bottling unfined and unfiltered. The result is bright, juicy red and purple plum aromas, crushed violets, and savory charcuterie. The palate is soft and supple, with minimal tannins, and finishes with a snap of red currant. Drink slightly chilled, perfect on its own or with lighter proteins. Michelle DeWyngaert
Nitida is a family-run vineyard and cellar planted in 1992 and has been consistently rewarded for their Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The fruit is all hand-picked and hand-sorted, and then vinified in stainless steel for freshness.
Storm Point Red is a juicy, fruit-forward red from three sustainably farmed Swartland sites in Paardeberg, Malmesbury, and Riebeek Valley. The blend is 56% Cinsault, 29% Syrah, and 15% Carignan. Mostly destemmed, with just a quarter of the Syrah left whole-cluster, and then aged for 10 months in a combination of 75% neutral French barrels, and 25% stainless steel.
This is an excellent value from winemaker Mick Craven! Fruit is sourced from two Swartland sites, 20+ year-old vines in Riebeeck Valley, and 35 year old vines in Paardeberg. As Chenin Blanc is the calling card grape for South Africa it made sense to create Storm Point as a representation of the quality in this region. Though the climate is quite warm, a cool fermentation in stainless steel, and the blocking of malolactic fermentation keep this wine crisp and refreshing. Notes of ripe green apple, green papaya, and a touch of lemongrass on the nose, and the palate is clean and bright, with a pleasantly salty finish. Michelle DeWyngaert