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Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2011
There is a distinctive yellow apple, pineapple, alongside with notes of green melon and lime. Beautifully structured on the palate, bursting with fresh yellow and white fruit flavours. The wine finishes subtly, yet distinct with great minerality and citrus flavours. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2011 is yet a classical example of this wine and shows the balance between power and elegance. Now in its 11th year of production the consistency in quality is unquestionable.
Alc: 13.00  RS: 4.4  pH: 3.50  TA: 5.8  VA: 0.34  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2013
There is a distinctive yellow apple, pineapple, alongside with notes of green melon and lime. Beautifully structured on the palate, bursting with fresh yellow and white fruit flavours. The wine finishes subtly, yet distinct with great minerality and citrus flavours. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2013 is yet a classical example of this wine and shows the balance between power and elegance. Now in its 13th year of production the consistency in quality is unquestionable.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.3  TA: 6.0  VA: 0.29  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2012
There is a distinctive yellow apple, pineapple, alongside with notes of green melon and lime. Beautifully structured on the palate, bursting with fresh yellow and white fruit flavours. The wine finishes subtly, yet distinct with great minerality and citrus flavours. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2012 is yet a classical example of this wine and shows the balance between power and elegance. Now in its 12th year of production the consistency in quality is unquestionable.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.37  TA: 5.7  VA: 0.29  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2014
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.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.4  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2015
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.
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Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2015

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.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.4  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Chenin Blanc 2009
Honeyed pear / butterscotch and citrus flavours complemented by a firm minerality and spicy edge. Sourced from old vines from three vineyards. Characterised by their complex soils. Rich, intense, yet elegant and delicate on the palate. Profound wine that changes perspective.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.42  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2011
Honeyed pear / ginger and citrus flavours complemented by a firm minerality and spicy edge. Sourced from old vines from three vineyards. Characterized by their complex soils. Rich, intense, yet elegant and delicate on the palate. Profound wine that changes perspective.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 4.2  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2012 -  SOLD OUT
--oneyed pear / ginger and citrus flavours complemented by a firm minerality and spicy edge. Sourced from old vines from three vineyards. Characterized by their complex soils. Rich, intense, yet elegant and delicate on the palate. Profound wine that changes perspective.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.41  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2013 -  SOLD OUT
This wine epitomises the understated elegance of Chenin Blanc. Its restrained, yet complex, nose offers quince, ripe pear, orange blossoms, nettles and spice. On the palate the wine shows granadilla, pineapple and lemongrass and the cloves, nutmeg and ginger of the nose follow through against a backdrop of vibrant acidity, ending with a long spicy, limey note. The wine’s beauty lies in its lightness of touch and in the elegant way its complexity is revealed.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.5  VA: 0.43  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2014 - SOLD OUT -  SOLD OUT
The wine offers a complex nose showing quince, white peach, yellow apple, acacia, nettles, white pepper and fenugreek spices and an intenseminerality. The stone fruit character follows through onto an exceptionally balanced, very delicate, fine textured limey palate showing a peach-melbacharacter with an exquisite roundness and freshness. The wine lingers with hints of ripe nectarine and apricot, zesty lemon and wet chalk.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.47  TA: 6.00  VA: 0.50  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015

The wine offers a complex nose showing quince, white peach, yellow apple, acacia, nettles, white pepper and fenugreek spices and an intense minerality. The stone fruit character follows through onto an exceptionally balanced, very delicate, fine textured limey palate showing a peach-melba character with an exquisite roundness and freshness. The wine lingers with hints of ripe nectarine and apricot, zesty lemon and wet chalk.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.47  TA: 6.00  VA: 0.50  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2012
Individually crafted from unique vineyard parcels, Dolomite wines express great purity of fruit and balanced elegance. Displays succulent red fruits coupled with a beautifully smoky, mineral quality. Supple, extremely moreish and a great example of this much under-rated variety.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.5  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2010
Individually crafted from unique vineyard parcels, Dolomite wines express great purity of fruit and balanced elegance. Displays succulent red fruits coupled with a beautifully smoky, mineral quality. Supple, extremely moreish and a great example of this much under-rated variety.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.6  TA: 5.95  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2011
Individually crafted from unique vineyard parcels, Dolomite wines express great purity of fruit and balanced elegance. Displays succulent red fruits coupled with a beautifully smoky, mineral quality. Supple, extremely moreish and a great example of this much under-rated variety.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.54  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2013
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.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.51  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Red Jasper 2010
A Cabernet Franc driven Bordeaux Blend consisting of 80% Cabernet Franc, 7.5% Petit Verdot, 7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of cinnamon, mocha and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate and a great minerality. This wine has a long and supple finish.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Red Jasper 2011
The Red Jasper is one of the oldest gemstones and is also the name of our beloved father Jasper Raats Sr., who was one of the founders and viticulturists of Raats Family Wines. This wine is an ode to him and celebrates the effort he put into the cultivation of quality grapes. The Red Jasper gemstone brings hidden feelings to the surface, creates harmony and offers a new perspective on Cabernet Franc.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.50  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Red Jasper 2012 -  SOLD OUT
The Red Jasper is one of the oldest gemstones and is also the name of our beloved father Jasper Raats Sr., who was one of the founders and viticulturists of Raats Family Wines. This wine is an ode to him and celebrates the effort he put into the cultivation of quality grapes. The Red Jasper gemstone brings hidden feelings to the surface, creates harmony and offers a new perspective on Cabernet Franc.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.50  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Red Jasper 2013 -  SOLD OUT
The 2013 gemstone is very complex, with subtle dark berry fruit on the nose and all the perfume and violets one would expect from 85% Cabernet Franc. The palate surprises with its darkness of fruit: blue and blackberries, blackcurrant, even bramble, intertwined with hints of tobacco and the darkest of chocolate. Complex and structured, it will be difficult to tire of
this wine. “This wine should keep you busy.” – Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.60  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Red Jasper 2014

The 2014 is a true gem: exceptionally intense and complex on the nose with blackberry, black cherry and bramble in abundance and subtle hints of forest floor, dark chocolate, aniseed and spicy tobacco. The walk in the Black Forest continues with blue –and blackberry dancing on a tight rope with focus and concentration, following through onto a perfectly balanced, fine-grained, velvety palate. The finish lingers with hints of fresh mint, cinnamon and perfume. Complex and structured, a true iron fist in a silky glove.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2011
This sexy, über elegant Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this grape can attain! It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate and a great minerality. This wine has a long and supple finish.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.42  TA: 6.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2012
The wine shows a very complex, perfumy nose of liquorice, spice, aniseed, fennel and tarragon with a dark berry fruit character. Blackberries, redcurrant, cherry and a cedar wood spiciness follow through onto a very juicy mid-palate. The long, fine finish offers notes of cranberry, blueberry, cinnamon and dark chocolate. It is Cabernet Franc at its very best: lithe, supple and elegant.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 3.6  pH: 3.39  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2013

The nose entices with its perfume and a garrigue character of Cape fynbos, rosemary, lavender and thyme with spicy notes of nutmeg, cloves and star anise. Intense brooding blackberry fruit, graphite and a streak of minerality add to the complexity of the nose. The palate is dominated by blueberry, mulberry, brambles, dark cherries, liquorice and the aniseed and other spices following through from the nose. The palate is complex and textured with fine grained silky tannins balancing the dark berry fruit. Blue- and blackberries dominate the smooth finish with hints of dark chocolate.


Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.43  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2009 -  SOLD OUT
Deep, dark intense ruby colour. Red plum and black cherry fruit with a hint of cinnamon. Rich and muscular with mineral, black berry fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five main Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. This wine shows a consistent, linear flavour profile.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.59  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.9  VA: 0.6  TSO2:  FSO2:
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2011 -  SOLD OUT
Deep, dark intense ruby colour. Red plum and black cherry fruit with a hint of cinnamon. Rich and muscular with mineral, black berry fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five main Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. This wine shows a consistent, linear flavour profile.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.46  TA: 5.9  VA: 0.56  TSO2:  FSO2:
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2012 -  SOLD OUT

Deep, dark intense ruby colour. Blackcurrant and black cherry fruit with hints of violets, cedar and cinnamon. Rich and complex with mineral, black berry fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five main Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. This wine shows a consistent, linear flavour profile with a polished finish. Neal Martin from the Wine advocate said “To sum up this wine in two words: world class. Ignore at own risk” (November 2013).

 Click here to watch a video of Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats on Mvemve Raats de Compostella.


Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.53  TA: 6.0  VA: 0.58  TSO2:  FSO2:
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2013

Deep, dark intense ruby colour. Blackcurrant and black cherry fruit with hints of violets, cedar and cinnamon. Rich and complex with mineral, black berry fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five main Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. This wine shows a consistent, linear flavour profile with a polished finish. Neal Martin from the Wine advocate said “To sum up this wine in two words: world class. Ignore at own risk” (November 2013).

 Click here to watch a video of Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats on Mvemve Raats de Compostella.


Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.53  TA: 6.0  VA: 0.58  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Red Blend 2009
This is a classical blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Pure and well defined, packed with blackcurrant and mulberry fruit and a hint of cocoa. Despite the wine's power, it remains focused and pure. The finish is refreshing with a great mineral and tobacco aftertaste.
Alc: 14  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.5  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2009
This sexy, uber-elegant Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this grape can attain! It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate and a great minerality. This wine has a long and supple finish.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.48  TA: 6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2008
Deep, dark intense ruby colour. Red plum and black cherry fruit with a hint of cinnamon. Rich and muscular with mineral, black berry fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five main Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. This wine shows a consistent, linear flavour profile.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 3  pH: 3.54  TA: 5.8  VA: 0.6  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2009

There is a distinctive yellow apple, pineapple, alongside with notes of green melon and lime. Beautifully structured on the palate, bursting with fresh yellow and white fruit flavours. The wine finishes subtly, yet distinct with great minerality and citrus flavours. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2009 is yet a classical example of this wine and shows the balance between power and elegance. Now in its 9th year of production the consistency in quality is unquestionable.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2010
There is a distinctive yellow apple, pineapple, alongside with notes of green melon and lime. Beautifully structured on the palate, bursting with fresh yellow and white fruit flavours. The wine finishes subtly, yet distinct with great minerality and citrus flavours. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2010 is yet a classical example of this wine and shows the balance between power and elegance. Now in its 10th year of production the consistency in quality is unquestionable.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 4  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Red Blend 2008
Classical styled Bordeaux varietal blend. Pure and well defined, packed with blackcurrant and mulberry fruit and a hint of cocoa. Despite the wine's power, it remains focused and pure. This wine could be described as the Beauty (39% Malbec) and the Beast (27% Petit Verdot) where elegance and power meets. The finish is refreshing with a great mineral and tobacco aftertaste.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Chenin Blanc 2008

Honeyed pear / butterscotch and citrus flavours complemented by a firm minerality and spicy edge. Sourced from old vines from three vineyards. Characterised by their complex soils. Rich, intense, yet elegant and delicate on the palate. Profound wine that changes perspective.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.42  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2004
The reason why we call this wine Original Chenin is because often the natural fruit flavours in wine are dominated by overoaking. Therefore we returned to the ORIGINAL fruit flavours of the Chenin grape and you will find uninhibited pineapple, golden delicious apple and citrus flavours in this wine.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.40  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2003
The reason why we call this wine Original Chenin is because often the natural fruit flavours in wine are dominated by overoaking. Therefore we returned to the ORIGINAL fruit flavours of the Chenin grape and you will find uninhibited pineapple, golden delicious apple and citrus flavours in this wine. We especially recommend this wine to compliment Cape Malay Curry or similar spicy dishes and sushi with wasabi.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.3  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2008

There is a distinctive yellow apple, pineapple, alongside with notes of green melon and lime. Beautifully structured on the palate, bursting with fresh yellow and white fruit flavours. The wine finishes subtly, yet distinct with great minerality and citrus flavours. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2008 is yet a classical example of this wine and shows the balance between power and elegance. Now in its 8th year of production the consistency in quality is unquestionable.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.45  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Chenin Blanc 2004
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.
Alc: 14.6  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.3  TA: 6.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Chenin Blanc 2005
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.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.3  TA: 6.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Chenin Blanc 2006
Straw with green tint. Pineapple, pear and white fruit flavours with spiciness, lime and aniseed, hints of butterscotch. The palate is intensely concentrated and mouth filling with ripe peach and honey flavours. This wine shows power and elegance with a finish that lasts forever.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.4  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Chenin Blanc 2007
The benchmark for Chenin Blanc from South Africa, this is the 4th consecutive vintage to score over 90 points in the Wine Spectator magazine. Grapes are sourced from old vines from three vineyards in Stellenbosch, all characterised by their complex soils. Somehow both rich and intense yet elegant and delicate on the palate. Honeyed pear, butterscotch, citrus flavours complemented by a firm minerality and spicy edge. A profound wine that changes perspectives.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Cabernet Franc 2005
Dark garnet with pomegranate hues. Dark plum, cherry, cinnamon and clove notes on the nose. Concentrated, silky round tannins that run from start to finish, showing smoky dark chocolate and rich, plum flavours. This is one of the few single varietal Cabernet Franc's from South Africa and expresses the true potential and varietal characters that Cabernet Franc has to offer.
Alc: 13.8  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.52  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Cabernet Franc 2006
Dark garnet with pomegranate hues. Dark plum, cherry, cinnamon and clove notes on the nose. Concentrated, silky round tannins that run from start to finish, showing smoky dark chocolate and rich, plum flavours. This is one of the few single varietal Cabernet Franc's from South Africa and expresses the true potential and varietal characters that Cabernet Franc has to offer.
Alc: 13.8  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.52  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Cabernet Franc 2007
A sexy, luscious Cabernet Franc that is the definition of elegance. Harmoniously integrated flavours of blackberry, black cherry and plum mingle with tobacco, cinnamon and spice. Tannins are soft and gentle on the palate, and hints of dark choclate and minerality on the long finish. A wine gently crafted with great love, and to be enjoyed the same way.

"I trembled with expectation when this wine was poured into my glass and then almost collapsed in joy when it gave me everything I was hoping for. Phew." - Matthew Jukes' Top 50 from Cape Wine 2008

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2008
This sexy, über-elegant Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this grape can attain! It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of cinnemon, tobacco, coffee, and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate and a great minerality. This wine has a long and supple finish.
Alc: 14  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.64  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
MR de Compostella 2005
Deep, dark intense ruby colour. Crushed black plum with hints of cigar smoke aromas. Rich and muscular with mineral, black berry fruit and a bittersweet cocoa notes on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five main Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. This wine shows a consistant linear flavour profile.
Alc: 14.8  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.64  TA: 5.9  VA: 0.55  TSO2:  FSO2:
MR de Compostella 2006
Deep, dark intense ruby colour. Crushed black plum with hints of cigar smoke aromas. Rich and muscular with mineral, black berry fruit and a bittersweet cocoa notes on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five main Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. This wine shows a consistant linear flavour profile.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2  pH: 3.56  TA: 6.1  VA: 0.45  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Cabernet Franc 2004
Dark garnet with pomegranate hues. Dark plum, cherry, cinnamon and clove notes on the nose. Concentrated, silky round tannins that run from start to finish, showing smoky dark chocolate and rich, plum flavours. This is one of the few single varietal Cabernet Franc's from South Africa and expresses the true potential and varietal characters that Cabernet Franc has to offer.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Chenin Blanc 2000

No Wooded Raats Chenin Blanc was produced in 2001. A Wooded Raats 2002 Vintage will be made.
Full, richly concentrated wine showing pineapple and yellow apple flavours with a complex hint of butterscotch.


Alc: 14.0  RS:  pH:  TA:  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Chenin Blanc 2002

Straw with green tint. Pineapple 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.


Alc: 15.0  RS: 7.2  pH: 3.3  TA: 7.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Chenin Blanc 2003
Straw with green tint. Pineapple 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.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 7.0  pH: 3.3  TA: 6.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2001
Pale yellow with green flecks. Pineapple, peach and Golden Delicious apple flavours with crisp acidity and a lingering finish.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.4  TA: 6.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2002
The reason why we call this wine Original Chenin is because often the natural fruit flavours in wine are dominated by overoaking. Therefore we returned to the ORIGINAL fruit flavours of the Chenin grape and you will find uninhibited pineapple, golden delicious apple and citrus flavours in this wine. We especially recommend this wine to compliment Cape Malay Curry or similar spicy dishes and sushi with wasabi.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.4  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2005
The reason why we call this wine Original Chenin is because often the natural fruit flavours in wine are dominated by overoaking. Therefore we returned to the ORIGINAL fruit flavours of the Chenin grape and you will find uninhibited pineapple, golden delicious apple and citrus flavours in this wine.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.37  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2007
Deep, dark intense ruby colour. Red plum and black cherry fruit with a hint of cinnamon. Rich and muscular with mineral, black berry fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five main Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. This wine shows a consistent, linear flavour profile.
Alc: 14  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.58  TA: 6.1  VA: 0.45  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Original Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Alc: 13.6  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.6  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2007
This sexy, über-elegant Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this grape can attain! It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate and a great minerality. This wine has a long and supple finish.

"I trembled with expectation when this wine was poured into my glass and then almost collapsed in joy when it gave me everything I was hoping for. Phew." – ‘Matthew Jukes', Top 50 from Cape Wine 2008 (February 2009).

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2010
This sexy, uber-elegant Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this grape can attain! It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate and a great minerality. This wine has a long and supple finish.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.1  pH: 3.6  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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