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Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

Per bottle £18.75

Quick Facts

  • Brand Raats Family Wines
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • ABV 13.5%
  • Vegetarians Yes
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vintage 2013
  • Country South Africa
  • Country Region Stellenbosch
  • Grape Variety Chenin Blanc
  • Closure Screwcap
Per bottle - £18.75
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Intro to Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc –

Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc is elegant with aromas of quince, pear and blossom with vibrant flavours of pineapple & spices with a long spicy finish.

Full tasting note and winemaking –

Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc epitomises the understated elegance of Chenin Blanc. It has a restrained, yet complex aroma of quince, ripe pear, orange blossoms, nettles and spice. On the palate the wine is full of pineapple and lemongrass and the cloves, nutmeg and ginger of the nose follow through against a backdrop of vibrant acidity, ending with a long spicy, limey note.

The grapes are grown in three specific vineyards in Stellenbosch and are an average age of 45 years or older and the soil is derived from natural combination of decomposed Dolomite granite and Table Mountain sandstone.

50% of the wine was fermented and matured in 300 litre French oak barrels to accentuate the soft, luscious flavours; 50% fermented in stainless steel to contribute a crisp acidity and bright citrus flavours. After 9 months, the two components are blended together and left on the lees for a further 2 months before bottling. Fermentation temperature is 18-22°C and 50% of the wine spends nine months in French oak none of which is new.

The producer –

Bruwer Raats has received international and local acclaim during his career as cellar master and winemaker par excellence. Having carved out a reputation as a New World leader in the production of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Bruwer crafts soil specific wines that embody the unique characteristics of the Stellenbosch region: a truly distinctive showcase for South African wine and soil, with a consistency in quality that is unquestionable. The Original Chenin Blanc epitomises the balance between power and elegance while the Family Chenin delivers a refined complexity with firm minerality. The über-elegant and sexy Family Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this varietal can attain, while the continued collaboration between Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer on their MR de Compostela exceeds even Bruwer’s high expectations; this year being awarded a place in the top 100 South African wines. Mavericks like Bruwer Raats are really forging ahead, producing wines with a real sense of provenance and style.

Drink with –

Pairs well with a variety of foods, but we recommend rich creamy mussels, smoked salmon and white fish with a beurre blanc sauce.

Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.

Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.

Click and Collect Service

If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.

Delivery Charges

Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.

Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.

Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.

Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery

Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.

Special Instructions

Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.

Non UK Mainland addresses

For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.

The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:

AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3

If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to sales@flagshipwines.co.uk and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.

Out of Stock

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Please contact us by phone on 01727 865309 or by email within 48 hours if your wine doesn’t reach you in perfect condition.

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