Raats Family Eden High Density Chenin Blanc 2021


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From a single plot in Polkadraai and planted at 8000 vines per hectare (almost a tightly packed as old fashioined Brugundy vines!), this is 65% fermented and matured for 11 months in concrete egg, 35% in barrels. Complex aromatics of pear, peach, citrus, apple and quince as well as herbs, flowers and just a little leesy complexity. The palate has both an intricacy and delicacy about it with pure fruit and moderate acidity, the finish long and dry. Wonderfully harmonious and one of the very best examples of Chenin the Cape has to offer. With 5 stars from Platter for 4 consecutive vintages now this will develop well through the rest of the decade.

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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.

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