Cabernet Franc, Raats Family Wines, 2017, 75cl
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Cabernet Franc, Raats Family Wines, 2017, 75cl

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About

Bruwer Raats is a gentle giant of a man and his reputation is starting to match his stature. His mastery of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc is bringing him praise from around the world as "the most exciting and foward thinking winemaker" in Stellenbosch. As part of the new wave of South African winemakers he crafts soil specific wines that embody the unique characteristics of the region. With hand harvesting, whole bunch pressing and using natural fermentation without fining or filtering it helps him create wines that are world class. Viticulture- From 25-year old bush and trellised vines grown in both decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone soils. Vines are unirrigated and yield approximately 7 tons per hectare. Winemaker- Grapes were hand sorted three times, crushed and left to cold soak on the skins for five days. After fermentation the grapes are basket pressed and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then aged for 12 to 18 months before bottling. Neither fined nor filtered. Fermentation Temperature: 28°C oak Treatment- Time: 18 Months; Type: French; % oaked: 100; % new oak: 25.

Style and Values

  • Style:   Still
  • Closure:   Natural Cork
  • ABV:   14.5%
  • Country:   South Africa
  • Vint:   2017
  • Food Match :   An elegant yet powerful wine best paired with rich dishes. 
  • Tasting Notes:  

    A sexy, luscious Cabernet Franc that is the definition of elegance. Harmoniously integrated flavours of blackberry, black cherry and plum mingle with tobacco, cinnamon and spice. Tannins are soft and gentle on the palate, and hints of dark choclate and minerality on the long finish. A wine gently crafted with great love, and to be enjoyed the same way.

  • Grape Types:   Cabernet Franc, Malbec
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