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Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2020 New Vintage Release

By June 30, 2022General

Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2020

The Old Vine Chenin Blanc runs deep through our family’s veins as it encapsulates 22 years of our fine wine journey. Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc is the first wine we produced in 2000, and together with the Family Cabernet Franc, it forms the founding pillars of our brand.

We have just released the 2020 vintage, and with only 960 bottles produced, Gavin and I allocated 60 bottles (10 cases) to our Raats Private Cellar members with this special release offer on a first-come basis.

The 2020 vintage is exceptional, and due to lower yields, the wine offers intensity, beautiful fruit purity, precision and balance.

The grapes come from three old vine vineyards in Polkadraai Hills. 50% of the wine was fermented in French Oak barrels to accentuate the soft, luscious flavours and give structure; 25% was fermented in concrete egg to add textural sophistication. The remaining 25% was fermented in stainless steel to contribute crisp acidity and bright citrus flavours.

THE CASE:
RAATS OLD VINE CHENIN BLANC 2020
NEW VINTAGE RELEASE LIMITED 
OFFER

THE CASE INCLUDES:
6 x OLD VINE CHENIN BLANC 2020

FOR R2135

Old Vine Chenin Blanc 
2020

5 Star – Platter’s (95 Points)
93 Points – Tim Atkin
91 Points – Neal Martin MW

What the critics said…
“2020 was an exceptional vintage for Chenin Blanc and the quality is clear for all to see in this impressive wine.  The aromatics are opulent, showing quince, white peach and yellow apple with fenugreek spices alongside the mineral intensity of the wine. The stone fruit character follows through, adding balance. Chalky minerality and great acidity give incredible intensity, a harmonious balance and a long piercing finish.”

Drink now to 2032+

A Masterpiece.