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Raats - Raats Chenin Blanc 2008

Stellenbosch White Wine
Raats - Raats Chenin Blanc 2008

Country of Origin

South Africa

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  • ABV13.5%
  • Vintage2008

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.

Accolades...

Scored 89 from Wine Spectator February 2010 and is included in the '17 Most Impressive White Wines' from the Cape region of South Africa that deliver consistency, diversity and value.

Decanter Magazine December 2009 - chosen as one of the top 25 wines from South Africa

2010 John Platter - 4.5 Stars

Harpers Wine & Spirit UK (June 2009) - Rated Top 5 Chenins from South Africa.

Allan Mullins, Cape Wine Master selected Raats Family Chenin Blanc 2008 as one of the 10 Best white wines from South Africa - Taste magazine, April 2010.

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