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Original Chenin Blanc

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R 140

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750 ml (Standard)

2018


Cultivar:

100% Chenin Blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

90 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.2
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 2 to 4 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The wine has a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine is thus bursting with fresh fruit flavours. The wine ends with zesty citrus flavours, and has a long mineral finish. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2018 is a classic example of a Chenin Blanc made from older vines, grown in very specific soil types. Now in its 18th year of production, the consistency in quality is unquestionable.

Lime
Lime

Pineapple
Pineapple

Green Melon
Green Melon

Minerality
Minerality

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.

Produced from vineyards with an average age of 36 years. Vines are grown in both decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone soils. Combination of trellised and bush vines, irrigated as well as dry land. Yield approximately 7 – 8 tons per hectare.

Grapes grown from the two soil types are fermented separately, the decomposed granite bringing a lime and mineral character, while the sandstone more topical fruit and structure. The juice was cold settled for 2 to 3 days, then cold fermented (14o - 16oC) in stainless steel tanks.

Aged on the lees for 6 months before bottling. No wood ageing.

Food pairing

An easy-to-pair wine since it has a wide flavour profile, but we especially recommend it with curry or similar spicy dishes as well as sushi and oysters.

Seafood Vegetables Spicy Food Salmon
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