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2021 Raats Family Chenin Blanc "Original Unwooded"

Raats 2021 Original Chenin Blanc

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2021

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: 6,000

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: September 2, 2022

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chenin Blanc from South Africa opens with a green apple and light lemon bouquet. with hints of white peach and cashew. On the palate, this wine is light plus bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and zesty. The flavor profile is a chalky minerality and green apple blend with some notes of lime and a touch of white peach. The finish is dry and refreshing. The Tasting Panel thought this Chenin is a very good value. It is also a wine you could easily quaff with fried scallops’ poolside or at your favorite seafood shack. Enjoy – KWGTP

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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