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Raat's Chenin Blanc 2014

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Raat's Chenin Blanc 2014 750ML      
Sku: 43249

Raats Family Wines, founded in 2001 by brothers Bruwer and Jasper Raats, is focused solely on crafting world class Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, best known as the premier grapes of France's Loire Valley. The small, family-owned winery has quickly established itself as a New World leader in the production of these two varietals, garnering tremendous critical acclaim – including consistent 90+ ratings – and a dedicated fan base.

Raats is truly a family operation, and the clan firmly believes that South Africa's proliferation of older Chenin Blanc vineyards provides a unique opportunity to craft terroir-driven wines that serve as international benchmarks for the varietal. Raats owns several hectares of estate vineyards in the Polkadraai Hills. In addition, they source Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc from several extremely low-yielding old vines parcels where Bruwer maintains complete control of viticulture. These sites are characterized by complex soils of sandstone and decomposed granite.

For Bruwer, the greatest part of crafting wines under your own label is that "you don't have to worry about shareholders or catering to a market, or to keeping within a cellar's style. You can have freedom of expression in something that you believe in." The Raats family continues to win over hordes of thirsty consumers worldwide with their passionate belief in the classic, versatile and decidedly stylish varietals of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.

Tasting notes
Shows a 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

Rating
“The 2014 Original Chenin Blanc has a delightful nose with a very pure lemon curd and nectarine-scented bouquet with just a touch of beeswax. The palate is very well balanced with punchy, bitter lemon notes on the entry that keeps you on your toes, backed up with some deep leesy citrus fruit and a well-defined, quite tensile finish. Just a superb expression of the grape variety.” Wine Advocate, 92 Points

Country: South Africa
Grape Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Type: Still wine
 
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