2021 Craven Wines Newlands Skin-Contact Pinot Gris10343
WINEMAKER: Mick & Jeanine Craven
VARIETAL: Pinot Gris
REGION: Stellenbosch, SA
"Pinot Gris isn't exactly an abundant grape planted in Stellenbosch, but it is something we have a lot of fun working with. Although a lot of the wine drinking world think and assume it is a 'white grape', it is in fact a lovely coppery/dark rose skinned grape. With this being the case, we just can't waste that colour and delicious flavour trapped in the skins, so we ferment this wine like a red.
We destemmed the fruit in its entirety and fermented it in open top fermenters. The juice is lightly pumped over or punched down throughout fermentation. The fermentation on skins gives the wine a beautiful rose coloured hue. Bottled unfined & unfiltered."