Raats, Family Cabernet Franc 750ml 2016

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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SKU
RaatsFamilyCabernetFranc201614012019
R610
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Critic Score

5*
PG

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Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. That’s it. Since 2000, founder Bruwer Raats has kept his focus on these two varieties, believing that specialising would lead to success. This belief was not unfounded, as today, Raats Family Wines is regarded as a leader of South Africa’s Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, receiving consistent local and international accolades.

Tasting notes:
'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*

Vineyard block:
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.

Vinification:
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).

More Information
Bottle Size750ml
StyleRed
CountrySouth Africa
RatingPG 5*
Drink ToDrink or cellar
PriceR610.00
ProducerRaats
RegionStellenbosch
VarietyCabernet Franc
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com  |  AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com  |  CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JR: JancisRobinson.com  |  NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WS: Wine Spectator