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Original Chenin Blanc

Raats, Original Chenin Blanc 2016

R110

15 in stock

Notes

'Racy, with quinine and lime notes leading the core of honeysuckle, peach and green apple fruit along. Stays fresh through the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2019. 2,000 cases imported.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator 91/100

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 2016 is a classic example of a Chenin Blanc made from older vines, grown in very specific soil types. Now in its 16th year of production, the consistency in quality is unquestionable.

Produced from vineyards with an average age of 35 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 and aged on the lees for 6 months before bottling. No wood ageing.

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% pH: 3.4 RS: 2.8 g/l TA: 6.0 g/l
'Racy, with quinine and lime notes leading the core of honeysuckle, peach and green apple fruit along. Stays fresh through the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2019. 2,000 cases imported.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator 91/100

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 2016 is a classic example of a Chenin Blanc made from older vines, grown in very specific soil types. Now in its 16th year of production, the consistency in quality is unquestionable.

Produced from vineyards with an average age of 35 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 and aged on the lees for 6 months before bottling. No wood ageing.

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% pH: 3.4 RS: 2.8 g/l TA: 6.0 g/l
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Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

White

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