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2020 Raats Family Chenin Blanc "Original Unwooded"

Raats 2020 Original Chenin Blanc

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Original Unwooded"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 23, 2022

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chenin Blanc from South Africa is a very good value. It opens with a Bosc pear and gentle pineapple bouquet with a hint of vanilla and chamomile. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is round, juicy, and fresh. The flavor profile is a saline, crushed stone, and lemon-lime blend with hints of quince and green apple. The finish is dry and refreshing. This is Chenin is an affordable and very nice summer wine. Grab some and bring it to the beach this summer. Serve it slightly chilled with sunshine and oysters. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Original Chenin is crafted without the use of any oak in order to preserve the wine's "Original," vibrant fresh fruit character. Now in its 19th year of production, it boasts an unquestionable consistency in quality and style. Bursting with fresh fruit flavors, this vibrant wine displays a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine reveals zesty citrus flavors and a long mineral finish.

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