"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." - Mick & Jeanine Craven.
A less than common varietal in South Africa, Pinot Gris is one of the lovely white grape varietalswhich has white juice, but some colour to the skin. This colour may vary from a tinge of grey to pink to coppery. There are few plantings in South Africa and Mick and Jeanine Craven have therefore created a rather unique wine from Stellenbosch. Fermented like a red wine, the colour is an attractive pale red. On the nose one can expect bright cherry, sour apricot and notes of dry fynbos. It was described by Christian Eedes as "Lovely texture, layers of flavour and good freshness. Less of an oddity than previous vintages and very more-ish."