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Raats - Original Chenin Blanc 2013

South African White Wine
Raats - Original Chenin Blanc 2013

Country of Origin

South Africa

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  • ABV13.5%
  • Grape TypeChenin Blanc
  • Vintage2013

Original Chenin celebrates wine at its most natural.

Harvested separately from sandstone and granite soil in different pickings over the ripening period to enhance diversity of flavour, vinified separately according to their soil type.

Crafted without oak to preserve all the 'original' vibrant freshness.

Exploding with succulent green melon, apple, pineapple, citrus and hints of ginger in the mouth, perfectly weighted with a crisp, mineral finish.

This is Chenin Blanc to rival any other.

'Bruwer's entry level wine now carries so much class and granite-soaked minerality that it would be anyone else's flagship Chenin Blanc. Ignore it at your peril.' - Matthew Jukes' Top 50 from Cape Wine 2008.

Grapes grown from the two soil types are vinified separately, the decomposed granite bringing a lime and mineral character, while the sandstone more fruit and structure. The juice was cold settled for 2-3 days then cold fermented (14 - 18 degrees C ) in stainless steel tanks and aged on the lees for 6 months before bottling. No wood ageing.

Can be enjoyed now and will mature well over the next 2-4 years, if stored correctly.

An easy-to-pair wine since it has so has a wide flavour profile, but we especially recommend it with curry or similar spicy dishes as well as sushi and oysters

Accolades...

87 point rating in the March 31 issue of Wine Spectator 2010

2010 John Platter - 4 Stars (9 consecutive vintages)

Stars out of Africa - Mail & Guardian, UK. 22.01.10 - chosen by Olly Smith as one of the top 5 wine selections from SA

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