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Dolomite Cabernet Franc

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R 150

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

5 Stars - Platter's 90 Points - Tim Atkin 94 Points - Greg Sherwood

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.2
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 2 to 5 years
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The nose shows dark and red cherry. Dark berries, spiciness and herbs linger on the palate. The wine has great purity of fruit with a hint of wet-stone minerality and a velvet soft finish.

Dark Cherry
Dark Cherry

Blackberry
Blackberry

Herbs
Herbs

Spice
Spice

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.

The grapes come from Stellenbosch and are grown only on decomposed dolomite granite soils. This lends itself to great acidity, freshness and an extended mineral finish.

Grapes were hand sorted three times, crushed and left to cold soak on the skins for five days. After fermentation at a temperature of 28°C, the grapes were basket pressed and underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

This wine was matured in 300 litre French Oak barrels for 14 months. The wine was matured using only neutral oak barrels.

Food pairing

Pork loin with plum and Armagnac sauce. Game bird with red wine sauce. Springbok, ostrich or kudu. Hard cheeses.

Game Birds Hard Cheese Pork Venison
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