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Old Vine Chenin Blanc

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Chenin Blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

93 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.1
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 to 8 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The wine offers a complex nose showing quince, white peach, yellow apple, acacia, nettles, white pepper and fenugreek spices and an intense minerality. The stone fruit character follows through onto an exceptionally balanced, very delicate, fine textured limey palate showing a peach-melba character with an exquisite roundness and freshness. The wine lingers with hints of ripe nectarine and apricot, zesty lemon and wet chalk.

Acacia Blossom
Acacia Blossom

Apricot
Apricot

Chalk
Chalk

White Pepper
White Pepper

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.

Soil specific grapes vineyards being both vertical hedge as well as bush vines. Grapes are sourced from three vineyards in Stellenbosch. Average age of the vineyard is 40 years and older. Soil from natural combination of Decomposed Dolomite Granite and Table Mountain Sandstone.

50% of the wine was fermented and matured in 300 litre French oak barrels to accentuate the soft, luscious flavours; 50% fermented in stainless steel to contribute a crisp acidity and bright citrus flavours.

After 9 months, the two components are blended together and left on the lees for a further 2 months before bottling.

Food pairing

Enjoy with rich creamy mussels, smoked salmon, white fish with a beurre blanc sauce, butternut squash soup, mild Indian curries and Tandoori chicken, Wiener schnitzel and the Christmas Turkey.

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