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Raats Family Wines

Jasper Red Blend 2022

Most Recent Accolades:
2021 – 93 Points Tim Atkin MW
2020 – 93 Points Neal Martin MW Vineous
2020 – 93 Points Tim Atkin MW

Crafted amidst the vine-clad hills of Stellenbosch, the Jasper Red Blend 2021 stands as a testament to the artistry of Raats Family Wines. This vintage is a symphony of flavors, an ode to the winery's commitment to excellence. With a heritage steeped in tradition and innovation, each bottle encapsulates the essence of South African winemaking, weaving a narrative that celebrates the rich tapestry of the land and its bounty.

Regular price R 325.00

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Wine Information

Aging potential: This wine is poised to evolve gracefully over the next 8 to 10 years, revealing new layers of depth and character with each passing year.

Blend information: A harmonious blend comprising 53% Cabernet Franc, 36% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petit Verdot, meticulously crafted to achieve balance and complexity.

Food suggestions: Pair this wine with venison dishes, lazy-aged sirloin or rib-eye steaks, or indulge in its complexity alongside a selection of hard cheeses for a truly memorable dining experience.

In The Cellar

Grapes were hand sorted three times, crushed and left to cold soak on the skins for five days. After fermentation the grapes were basket pressed and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

The wine was then aged for 16 months prior to bottling. Fermentation Temperature: 28°C. Wood Ageing: 16 months in French tight grain oak barrels (20% second, 30% third fill and 50% fourth fill)

Tasting

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.

Tasting Notes

The Jasper Red Blend 2021 is an experience that unfolds with each sip. Its nose is a sensory delight, offering an intricate dance of blackberry, black cherry, and bramble, interwoven with subtle hints of forest floor, dark chocolate, aniseed, and spicy tobacco.

Handling Of Wine

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Ageing Potential

8 to 10 years.

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Blend Information

49% Cabernet Franc; 35% Malbec, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Merlot and 3.5% Petit Verdot. 5% Merlot.

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Food Suggestions

Venison dishes / lazy-aged sirloin or rib-eye / Hard cheeses.

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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