Cape Winemakers Guild

Raats Family Wines The Fountain Block Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc

8.71 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.7

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Raats Family Wines Cape Winemakers Guild The Fountain Block Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Seventh wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and fifth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chenin Blanc by Bruwer Raats from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months with separate aging for nine months. The first half in new oak French oak and the rest in stainless steel. Only 61 cases produced with 46 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium greenish yellow in appearance. A bit mute on the nose with some floral and spiced notes. Medium acidity (7/10) and light plus bodied. Good amount of minerals and lemon zest with a nice mouthfeel. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2025.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,235.00 ($38.10 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,400.00 ($40.04 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).

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#southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Raats Family Wines Cape Winemakers Guild The Fountain Block Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Seventh wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and fifth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chenin Blanc by Bruwer Raats from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months with separate aging for nine months. The first half in new oak French oak and the rest in stainless steel. Only 61 cases produced with 46 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium greenish yellow in appearance. A bit mute on the nose with some floral and spiced notes. Medium acidity (7/10) and light plus bodied. Good amount of minerals and lemon zest with a nice mouthfeel. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2025.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,235.00 ($38.10 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,400.00 ($40.04 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).

#raats #cheninblanc #stellenbosch
#southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine

Oct 2nd, 2018