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Family Cabernet Franc

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R 550

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

100% Cabernet Franc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

5 Stars - Platter's 95 Points - Greg Sherwood

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.8
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 7 to 10 years
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The nose entices with its perfume and a garrigue character of Cape fynbos, rosemary, lavender and thyme with spicy notes of nutmeg, cloves and star anise. Intense brooding blackberry fruit, graphite and a streak of minerality add to the complexity of the nose.

Blueberry
Blueberry

Liquorice
Liquorice

Dark Cherry
Dark Cherry

Spices
Spices

Originally a partnership between brothers Bruwer and Jasper Raats, with their father Jasper Snr as viticulturist that passed away in 2009. Cousin, Gavin Bruwer Slabbert joined Bruwer as Winemaker and Viticulturist in 2009 and this relationship has seen Raats Family Wines flourished.

All from Stellenbosch and grown only on decomposed dolomite granite, which gives a great acidity and freshness to the wine and adds minerality to the finish.

Grapes were hand sorted three times, crushed and left to cold soak on the skins for five days. After fermentation the grapes are basket pressed and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then aged for 18 months before bottling.

18 months in French Vicard and Mercury Oak barrels (25% new, 25% second, 25% third fill and 25% fourth fill).

Food pairing

Rosemary rubbed grilled lamb chops or leg of lamb, tarragon chicken, duck breasts with cassis and raspberries, venison with blackberry sauce, flourless chocolate cake.

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