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Cabernet Franc

Raats Family Wines Eden High Density Cabernet FrancV

Red Wine from Stellenbosch, South Africa

2017

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…

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£450.50

Per Case of 6

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Wine Notes

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 forward thinking winemaker” in Stellenbosch.

As part of the new wave of South African winemakers, Bruwer 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.

All grapes are from the Raats Eden High density single vineyard block in Polkadraai comprising of decomposed dolomite granite.

The nose shows lively dark berry fruit and Morello cherries with hints of star anise, ground fennel seeds and cedar. The wine is exceptionally linear and precise, yet lithe and elegant. The complex dark berry fruit follows through from nose to finish with a minerality that reflects the 100% decomposed dolomite granite of the soil. The wine is characterised by its amazing concentration derived from the extremely low yield of 1.5 tons per hectare.

Vinous Antonio Galloni:

94pts

Tim Atkin:

93pts

Further Information

Sutable for: Vegetarians

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Closure: Cork

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