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Eden High Density Single Vineyard New Release of Our Global Cult Wine

By June 30, 2022General

Rare New Vintage Collectors Offer:

Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2019
&
Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2020

The Eden High Density Single Vineyard is the heart of Raats Family Wines. Our finest expression of Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc, Eden High Density Single Vineyard wines, has globally achieved cult wine status.

The Eden High Density Single Vineyard Project originated from our deep passion for mastering Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. In 2004 Bruwer fell in love with a small piece of land in Polkadraai Hills Stellenbosch, called Eden, realising the potential of this tiny pocket of neglected pure decomposed dolomite granite. For four years, we worked tirelessly using site-specific techniques to restore the soil quality through conservation agriculture, integrated nutrient management and continuous vegetative cover to create optimal conditions conducive to creating ultra-premium wines. We then searched for the best low yielding clones to secure maximum flavour concentration and, in 2009, planted the first high density vineyard in South Africa. With 8 000 vines per hectare, we planted only 0,6 hectares of Chenin Blanc and 0,2 hectares of Cabernet Franc in the now revered Eden block. These vines are left to flourish with minimum intervention and a stringent selection process. The Eden vineyard was created with extreme precision viticulture as a key focus, and the results are clear.

The Quality comes right down to Design.

With only 250 bottles of Eden Cabernet Franc 2019 and 660 bottles of Eden Chenin Blanc 2020 produced, we have allocated 10 Eden Collectors cases to our Private Cellar Club members on a first-come basis. Eden wines are sold on allocation, and wine collectors and connoisseurs across the world scramble to secure a bottle. Both the Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2019 and the Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2020 have been fully allocated and will not be available for purchase in our tasting room or website. This is a rare opportunity to acquire the truly exceptional. The Collectors case also includes two unique vintage wines from our private cellar as our gift to you this month.

SHOP THE CASE:
The Eden High Density Single Vinyard Collectors Case

THE CASE INCLUDES:
2 x Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2019
ONLY 250 BOTTLES PRODUCED
2 x Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2020
ONLY 660 BOTTLES PRODUCED
1 X Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2016
SPECIAL VINTAGE STOCK SELECTED FROM OUR PRIVATE CELLAR
1 x Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018
SPECIAL VINTAGE STOCK SELECTED FROM OUR PRIVATE CELLAR

FOR R6 850,00

EDEN HIGH DENSITY SINGLE VINEYARD CABERNET FRANC 2019

What the critics said…
“Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc is vinous brilliance; it probably is the finest pure varietal version South Africa has seen. 300 vines in a single vineyard produced just 250 bottles, making this probably one of the rarest new release wines out of the Cape. Making an effort to hunt a bottle down will definitely be worthwhile. This wine will find a comfortable home in some of the best cellars in the world amongst the greats.”

A unicorn wine.

EDEN HIGH DENSITY SINGLE VINEYARD CHENIN BLANC 2020

What the critics said…
“One of the most memorable wines you will drink. Like all the best bottles of wine, it somehow just evaporates in your glass.”

A benchmark Chenin Blanc.

VINTAGE WINES:

To thank you for your loyal support and celebrate this exceptional release, we searched through our private cellar vintage stock to find wines to complement the Eden offering and your home cellar. We selected two unique wines to include in the Eden Collectors case:

Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018
93 Points Tim Atkin MW
4.5 Star Platter’s

Raats Dolomite Family Cabernet Franc 2016
5 Star Platter’s
Cabernet Franc of the Year 2019 

“True artisanal winemaking is based on intuition, sensitivity, precision and passion.” – For us, the Eden High Density Single Vineyard project embodies all four. We hope you enjoy this rare treat!

Bruwer, Gavin and the Raats family