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2017 Raats Family Chenin Blanc "Original"

Raats 2017 Original Chenin Blanc

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Original"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: July 3, 2018

Wine Review: This "Unwooded" pale straw colored Chenin Blanc from South Africa is very good. It opens with lime zest and walnut like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral infused lemon verbena and ginger blend with a touch of yellow grapefruit. The finish is dry, pleasant and refreshing. This wine will be a crowd pleaser and very food friendly. I would pair it with grilled scallops. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Original Chenin Blanc 2017 is a classic example of old vine Chenin Blanc grown in very specific soil types. Bursting with fresh fruit flavors, this lively wine shows a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine displays zesty citrus flavors and a long mineral finish.

Organic status: not organic

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