Raats - Raats Chenin Blanc 2008Stellenbosch White Wine
The benchmark for Chenin Blanc from South Africa, this is the 4th consecutive vintage to score over 90 points in the Wine Spectator magazine.
Grapes are sourced from old vines from three vineyards in Stellenbosch, all characterised by their complex soils. Somehow both rich and intense yet elegant and delicate on the palate.
Honeyed pear, butterscotch, citrus flavours complemented by a firm minerality and spicy edge.
A profound wine that changes perspectives.
A soil-specific wine from both vertical hedge and bush vines . From three specific vineyards in Stellenbosch, average 40-years or older, grown in soil that is a natural combination of decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone. Yield is 5-6 tons per hectare.
This wine will mature well over the next 5 - 8 years.
Pairs well with a variety of foods, but we recommend oysters, game fish and Duck L'Orange particularly.