Raats, Family Cabernet Franc 750ml 2016South Africa, Stellenbosch
'Off low-yield decomposed granite soils; shows why Raats leads pack of cab franc exponents in SA. 16 extremely impressive with black olive, fynbos, mulberry & a aromatic baking spices. Oak support, as in 15, carefully judged (25% new).' – Platter's Wine Guide 2019, 5*
Soil Type 100% Decomposed Dolomite Granite. Age of Vines 19 - 26 years. Trellised vines and no irrigation. Individual vineyard blocks each hand-picked at perfect ripeness the last week in February till the first week in March.
Grapes were hand sorted three times, crushed and left to cold soak on the skins for five days. After fermentation the grapes are basket pressed and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then aged for 18 months before bottling. Fermentation Temperature: 28°C, Wood Ageing 18 months in French Vicard and Mercury oak barrels (25% new, 25% second, 25% third fill and 25% fourth fill).
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