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Raats Family Wines

Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2022

Most Recent Accolades:
2021 – 96 Points Tim Atkin MW
2020 – 97 Points Neal Martin MW Vineous
2020 – 98 Points Greg Sherwood MW

Embark on a journey of elegance and refinement with our Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2021.

Nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch, where the terroir whispers tales of centuries past, this exquisite vintage emerges as a testament to the artistry of Raats Family Wines.

Crafted with precision and passion, this wine reflects the essence of South Africa's winemaking heritage, offering a sensory experience that transcends time and place

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Wine Information

Aging potential: Embrace the journey of discovery as this wine evolves gracefully over the next decade, revealing new dimensions with each passing year.

Blend information: Crafted with 100% Cabernet Franc, this wine is a pure expression of the vineyard's character and integrity.

Food suggestions: Elevate your culinary experience with dishes such as loin of venison, ostrich carpaccio, beef filet with a red wine reduction, or duck breast with plum sauce, perfectly complemented by the rich flavors of our Cabernet Franc.

In The Cellar

20% whole bunch, spontaneous fermentation, after cold soaking took place for an extended period. Very subtle extraction during fermentation, with a light punch through daily.

After fermentation, the wine was basket pressed to new French oak, where it remained for 10 months. From there it was racked to a neutral French oak barrel, where it rested for another 8 months before the wine was prepared for bottling.


The nose shows lively dark berry fruit and Morello cherries with hints of star anise and ground fennel seeds, from here a floral top note of violets further lifts the nose of the wine. 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 characterized by its amazing concentration derived from the extremely low yielding single vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Indulge in the captivating aromas of lively dark berry fruit and Morello cherries, intertwined with hints of star anise, ground fennel seeds, and cedar. Exceptionally linear and precise, yet lithe and elegant, this wine unveils layers of complex dark berry fruit, underscored by a minerality that reflects the unique terroir of our single vineyard.

Handling Of Wine

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Ageing Potential

Wine will drink even better in time and can mature more than 10 years if cellared correctly.

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Blend Information

100% Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc

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Food Suggestions

Light curry’s / slow roasted pork belly/ North African spicy dishes/ game fish.

Raats Family Wines

Established in 2000 and located in the Polkadraai Hills of the striking Stellenbosch winelands, the Raats Family winery was originally a partnership between brothers Bruwer and Jasper Raats (who stepped away from the business after some time).

Bruwer and Jasper’s father, Jasper Senior, acted as viticulturist during the foundational stages of the winery, but sadly passed away in 2009, leaving Bruwer Raats to continue on the family legacy. 


Raats Family Wines was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Polkadraai Hills as an official ward within Stellenbosch in 2007.  With its unique decomposed dolomite granite soils, proximity to the ocean and south facing slopes it allows for great depth of quality terroir, making itself known as producing some of the most exciting wines in the country. 

“What I was after was purity, freshness and lower alcohol levels.  This is precisely what the decomposed dolomite soils of Polkadraai Hills provides. Refined elegance and sophistication.  Classical winemaking at its best.” Bruwer Raats

Family Owned

Family-owned winery, crafting quality wines, nurtured from vineyard to cellar.


Rising gracefully from the vineyards in Polkadraai Hills Stellenbosch, Raats Family Wines stand in celebration of the unique dolomite granite soil of this tiny ward.

Founded in 2000 by visionary winemaker Bruwer Raats, in partnership with his cousin Gavin Bruwer Slabbert, Raats Family Wines specialize in Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc and has been crafting soil-driven wines of exceptional quality ever since.

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