Raats Family Wines are specialists in the crafting of exceptional wines from Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.
It is their mission to consistently produce Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc of outstanding quality from South Africa and to establish these wines as international benchmarks.
The Raats family lives for and dreams about these two varieties and passionately produces wines they believe are truly distinct from old vineyards in the Stellenbosch area east of Cape Town. They have earned a reputation internationally as a New World leader in the production of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.
This sexy, uber-elegant Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this grape can attain! It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate and a great minerality. This wine has a long and supple finish.
18 months in French Vicard and Mercury Oak barrels (25% new, 25% second, 25% third fill and 25% fourth fill).
Neither fined nor filtered.
Pork Loin with plum and Armagnac sauce.
Beef Fillet with Truffle sauce.
Game bird with red wine sauce.
Any Springbok, Ostrich or Kudu.
7 to 10 years (2017 to 2020) or longer with proper storage.