This lightly wooded interpretation from Bruwer Raats is a superb wine. Its acidity and delicious pure fruit character are in no way lessened by the touch of vanilla from the wood. In fact they are heightened, bringing out their density and concentration. A great Chenin Blanc. Imported by Cape Classics.
A beautiful wine that shows true Cab Franc character in it’s core of tobacco leaf and spicy berry fruit. Bramble and black cherry add depth to the medium-weight mouth as fine tannins coat your entire palate but fade gracefully into the slightly smoky and ashy finish. Expressive yet balanced; drink now–2014.
Bruwer Raats is a Loire wine lover, and he expresses this love in two distinct styles of Chenin Blanc. The unwooded Original is packed with apples, almonds and nuts, as well as flinty mineral character. It is almost bone dry, and is crisp and fresh. Imported by Cape Classics.
One of South Africa’s best with Chenin, Bruwer Raats has hit another home run with this unwooded wine. It kicks off with perfumed citrus aromas, then lets fly with lively almond-tinged flavors of orange and peach. Vibrant in the mouth with beautifully matching acidity, this is a wine that calls for food, but can certainly be enjoyed alone.
This wine shows character and layers of flavor in its straightforward yet elegant approach. A mineral thread stitches together the ripe fruit notes of white melon, yellow apple, pear and Key lime. Medium weight, with a bit of a nervy feel right now, give this another year to really shine.
Integrated aromas of pepper, cinnamon and blackberry lead on this elegant red from Raats. On the palate plum and cherry are carried by a crisp minerally wave. Tannins are soft and the finish long and touched by cinnamon.
So fresh and inviting with lovely sweet pea and grass florals alongside soft notes of ripe nectarine and melon. The prickly mouth is loaded with orange oil citrus and a hint of banana unfolds on the long finish. A very clean and satisfying hand-picked Chenin Blanc that’s a versatile wine for food pairing.
Though it’s brisk and lightweight, the fresh green apple and white peach flavors are attractive and clean, marrying seamlessly with the mouthwatering acidity and orange blossom finish. Perfect for enjoying now.