Original
16 Ratings
Raats Chenin Blanc Original

Wine Details

Vineyard

Raats

Varietal

Chenin Blanc

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) The wine has a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine is thus bursting with fresh fruit flavours. The wine ends with zesty citrus flavours, and has a long mineral finish. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2014 is a classic example of a Chenin Blanc made from older vines, grown in very specific soil types. Now in its 14th year of production, the consistency in quality is unquestionable.

Winemaker's Notes

The reason why we call this wine Original Chenin is because often the natural fruit flavors in wine are dominated by overoaking. Therefore we returned to the ORIGINAL fruit flavors of the Chenin grape, and you will find uninhibited pineapple, golden delicious apple and citrus flavors in this wine. We especially recommend this wine to compliment spicy dishes, and sushi with wasabi.

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