Crushed & Cured

Raats Family Wines, Original Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2023


100% Chenin Blanc, this has a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine is bursting with fresh fruit flavours ending with zesty citrus flavours, and has a long mineral finish. A very clean and satisfying hand-picked Chenin Blanc that's a versatile wine for food pairing.

Grapes grown from the two soil types are fermented separately, the decomposed granite bringing a lime and mineral character, while the sandstone more topical fruit and structure. The juice was cold settled for 2 to 3 days, then cold fermented (14º - 16ºC) in stainless steel tanks and aged on the lees for 6 months before bottling. No wood ageing.

Country: Raats Family 

Region: Stellenbosch

Vintage: 2023

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc

ABV: 13%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Raats Family Wines