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Lone Wolf Semillon 2022

Most Recent Accolades:
2022 – 91 Points Tim Atkin MW
2021 – 92 Points Tim Atkin MW
2021 – 93 Points Winemag

Embark on a journey from Haarlem to Hope with our exquisite creation, Haarlem to Hope 2022, meticulously crafted by Bruwer Vintners. This dry white wine pays homage to the enduring legacy of the early Dutch settlers who brought Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Blanc, and Muscat d’ Alexandrie to the Cape of Good Hope over three centuries ago.

Regular price R 340.00

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Wine Information

Aging potential: Revel in the delights of Haarlem to Hope now, or cellar it for 5 to 10 years to unlock its full potential.

Blend information: Experience the harmonious blend of 77% Chenin Blanc, 19% Semillon, 2% Muscat Blanc, and 2% Muscat d’ Alexandrie, a fusion that epitomizes the essence of our rich heritage.

Food suggestions: Pair Haarlem to Hope 2022 with sumptuous dishes like peri-peri pork belly, whole grilled yellowtail with ratatouille, or crispy artichoke for an unforgettable culinary experience.

In The Cellar

Located in Stellenbosch’s Polkadraai Hills, the vineyard’s climate is heavily influenced by its proximity to False Bay and Table Bay.

Planted in decomposed soil of weathered granite and fully exposed to the African sun, gives the resultant wine ample fruit structure.

Tasting

The wine was fermented with a slight touch of skin contact, which elevates the spices.

Lemon and some bright apple aromas showing the lead with fruit and florals giving some dimension on the nose.

The aromatic ginger, turmeric and lemongrass make it truly interesting. A long saline and dry finish.

Tasting Notes

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Handling Of Wine

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Ageing Potential

Will benefit from cellaring for another 6 – 8 years.

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Blend Information

100% Semillon.

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Food Suggestions

Grilled west coast crayfish / steamed mussels / whitebait.

Bruwer Vintners

In celebration of their Bruwer family heritage cousins, Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer Slabbert created Bruwer Vintners Vine Exploration Company in 2014.

Their guiding mission is to craft exceptional wines showcasing its heritage, the unique terroir and, through this, create a new future for South African wine.

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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