Raats Chenin Blanc 2004

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

$22.99
Item No. 85256
  • white wine
  • WE93
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Winemaker's Notes

Straw with green tint. Pineapple, pear and white fruit flavours with spiciness and aniseed, hints of butterscotch. The palate is intensely concentrated and mouth filling with ripe peach and honey flavours. This massive wine has a good balance between acidity and sugar. The finish seems to last forever.

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Raats Family Wines, founded in 2001 by brothers Bruwer and Jasper Raats, is focused solely on crafting world class Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, best known as the premier grapes of France's Loire Valley. The small, family-owned winery has quickly established itself as a New World leader in the production of these two varietals, garnering tremendous critical acclaim - including...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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