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Raats Family Wines

Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2022

Most Recent Accolades:
2022 – 95 Points Tim Atkin MW
2021 – 97 Points Greg Sherwood MW
2020 – 94 Points Tim Atkin MW

Nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch, where the sun kisses the vineyards and the soil whispers tales of centuries past, the Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2021 emerges as a testament to the artistry of Raats Family Wines. Born from a vision to redefine excellence, this vintage embodies the spirit of innovation and tradition, offering a sensory journey through the terroir of South Africa's winemaking heritage.

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Wine Information

Aging potential: Embrace the journey of discovery as this wine evolves gracefully over the next 8 to 12 years, revealing new dimensions with each passing year.

Blend information: Crafted with 100% Chenin Blanc, this wine is a pure expression of the vineyard's essence and character.

Food suggestions: Elevate your dining experience with bouillabaisse, scallops, slow-roasted pork belly, or indulge in the exotic flavors of North African dishes alongside this exquisite wine.

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 natural French oak barrel, where it rested for another 8 months before the wine was prepared for bottling.

Tasting

The wine’s inviting nose displays lime, green apple, with white peach and pineapple. Here subtle spices of ginger, angelica and white pepper are entwined with florals of peach blossom and honeysuckle.

The palate shows further fruit depth with quince, kumquat, mandarin orange and pear, against a backdrop of steely minerals. 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.

Tasting Notes

The Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2021 enchants the senses with its inviting nose, offering notes of lime, green apple, white peach, and pineapple. Subtle spices of ginger, angelica, and white pepper intertwine with florals of peach blossom and honeysuckle, setting the stage for a palate of unparalleled depth. Delve into layers of quince, kumquat, mandarin orange, and pear, against a backdrop of steely minerals

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 Chenin Blanc.

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Food Suggestions

Bouillabaisse / scallops / slow roasted pork belly / North African dishes.

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. 

POLKADRAAI HILLS

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.

THE SUCCESS OF SPECIALISING

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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