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Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2014
Technical Analysis
: Bruwer Raats & Gavin Bruwer Slabbert
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 13 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 1.6 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : White
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity

  • 2014 - scored 93 points by Christian Eedes from Winemag (November 2016)
  • 2014 - scored 94 points by Tim Atkin - 2016 South African report (September 2016)
Tasting Notes

The Wines fresh and delicate yet inviting nose displays peach blossom, greengage, lime, green apple, white peach, pineapple, ginger, angelica
and peppery spiciness. The palate shows notes of quince, granadilla, kumquat, mandarin orange, melon, pear and lemon-meringue against a
backdrop of steely minerality. Hints of roasted hazelnuts and almonds add to the complexity of the palate. The wine is exceptionally linear and
fresh with a fine texture and finishes with notes of fennel and the ginger spiciness promised by the nose.

Ageing Potential

8 – 12 years

Blend Information
100& Chenin Blanc
Food Suggestions

Enjoy with oysters, bouillabaisse, scallops or other seafood, slow roasted pork belly, spicy Thai cuisine, Indonesian satay with peanut sauce, North
African dishes, baked apple (for dessert), even the difficult Epoisses cheese.

In The Vineyard

Soil Type : 100% Decomposed Granite soil
Age of Vines : 6 years
Trellis : Individually staked
Vines per hectare : 8 000
Plant density : 1m x 1.2m

About The Harvest

Grapes were hand harvest at 21, 6⁰ Balling during the second week of February 2014. The tons were 1,7 per hectare. All grapes are from the
Raats Eden High Density single vineyard block in Polkadraai, Stellenbosch.

In The Cellar

Grapes were whole bunch pressed and no settling took place. It went straight to barrel for a natural fermentation. The wine was kept on its lees for 11 months in 300L tight grained French oak.

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Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2014 Bruwer Raats & Gavin Bruwer Slabbert Chenin Blanc

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Vlaeberg Road, Polkadraai, Stellenbosch

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