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Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Bruwer Raats / Gavin Bruwer Slabbert
Main Variety : Cabernet Franc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.51
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
  • 2013 - 4 stars John Platter 2016. 
  • 2013 - scored 88 points from Wine Enthusiast (December 2015)
  • 2013 - scored 91 points by Tim Atkin (2015)
  • 2013 - scored 89 points by Stephen Tanzer (June 2015).
  • 2013 - 4 stars John Platter 2015. 
  • 2013 - Scored 89 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (Oct 2014).
  • 2012 - Scored 92 points by Tim Atkin (July 2014)
  • 2012 - Scored 89 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (Oct 2013). 
  • 2012 - TOP100 SA Wine Award (2014). 
  • 2011 - Chosen as one of the TOP 100 SA wines (2013). 
  • 2010 - Scored a 92 by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (January 2013).
  • Tasting Notes
    The nose promises mulberries and plummy fruitiness. Dark berry fruit and a minty herbaceousness linger on the palate. The wine is elegant, showing great purity of fruit and is extremely moreish, with a hint of wet-stone minerality.
    Ageing Potential
    2 - 5 years (drinks exceptionally well now)
    Blend Information
    95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec
    Food Suggestions
    Pork Loin with plum and Armagnac sauce | Game bird with red wine sauce | Springbok, Ostrich or Kudu | Karoo lamb
    In The Vineyard
    Soil Type: 100% Decomposed Dolomite Granite
    Age of vines: 7 - 20 years
    Trellised
    The grapes comes from Stellenbosch and are grown only on decomposed dolomite granite soils. This attributes to great acidity and freshness and an extended mineral finish.
    About The Harvest

    Individual vineyard blocks where hand-picked at perfect ripeness during the last week in February until the first week in March.

    Yield: 6 - 8t/ha
    Grape Sugar: 23° - 24° Balling

    In The Cellar
    Grapes were hand sorted three times, crushed and left to cold soak on the skins for five days. After fermentation at a temperature of 28°C, the grapes were basket pressed and underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged for 12 to 14 months in third and fourth fill French oak barrels before bottling. Neither fined nor filtered.

    Other Vintages
    Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2015 Bruwer Raats / Gavin Bruwer Slabbert Cabernet Franc
    Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2014 Bruwer Raats / Gavin Bruwer Slabbert Cabernet Franc
    Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2013 Bruwer Raats / Gavin Bruwer Slabbert Cabernet Franc
    Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2012 Bruwer Raats Cabernet Franc
    Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2011 Bruwer Raats Cabernet Franc
    Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2010 Bruwer Raats Cabernet Franc

    Tel: +27.218813078   Fax: +27.866478500   Email: braats@mweb.co.za  
    P.O. Box 2068, Stellenbosch, 7601, South Africa
    Vlaeberg Road, Polkadraai, Stellenbosch

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