Matured for 10 months in new oak before a further eight months in older oak. Beguiling aromatics of red and black cherry, violet and rose, baking spice plus the vaguest hints of smoke and vanilla. The palate is medium bodied with great fruit definition, fresh acidity and ever so fine tannins – a supremely elegant wine with energy and detail.
Producer Information: Raats
Winemaking brothers Bruwer and Jasper have established a leading reputation for Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Jasper works the vines. Many are old vines on the decomposed grantic soils of Bottelary Hills. Without disagreeing with the popular view, the brothers do challenge the idea that old vines always make more exciting wines. The is best evidenced in the exceptional value Cabernet Francs that give Raats their justified status as the go to Franc producer in the Cape.