Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R155
In stock
(24 In Stock)

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'The wine has a distinctive yellow apple, kiwi fruit and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine is thus bursting with fresh fruit flavours. The wine has a zesty citrus flavour linger on the palate, with a long mineral finish.' – Bruwer Raats, Winemaker

Tasting notes on the 2020 vintage:
'Fermented and matured for six months in tank. Hay and herbs before citrus, pear and white peach on the nose. The palate, meanwhile, is electric – an excellent core of fruit is matched by high acidity before a bone-dry finish.' – Winemag Prescient Chenin Blanc Report 2021, Top 10 (94/100)

'Quintessential Stellenbosch chenin, 2020 has effortless poise & elegance, pure ripe tropical fruit, great presence. Cold fermented, lees aged 6 months, unwooded - the simplest formula perfectly executed.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (91/100)

'Bruwer Raats sold off half of the Original in bulk in 2020 to retain its quality. Sourced from two vineyards on granite and sandstone soils, this is a crunchy, unwooded, peach and green apple Chenin that never lets you down. Drink 2021-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 90/100
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Bruwer Raats
Body Light to medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Producer information Bruwer Raats founded Raats Family Wines in 2000, and since then has narrowed his focus on Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, with only one blend, The Jasper Red blend. He believed that specialising would lead to success, and this belief was not unfounded, as today, Raats Family Wines is regarded as a leader of South African Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Raats has received consistent local and international accolades and was named Winery of the Year for the 2018 Platter's Guide with 5 out of 6 wines achieving five-star ratings. As Neal Martin says, 'Cabernet Franc does not get better than at Raats'.
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