Raats Family Cabernet Franc, Stellenbosch 2020
Flavours of blackberry, black cherry and plum mingle with spices.
- Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
- Vintage: 2020
- Type/Colour: Red
- Alcohol: 14%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Group: Coastal Region
- Suitable for Vegans: Yes
- Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
- Sustainable: Yes
Decanter Magazine (UK), June 2010 - 'Star performers from the Cape' - Rated 4 stars 18/20. Jancic Robinson Cape favourite, 2009
All vines from Stellenbosch are grown only on decomposed dolomite granite, which gives a great acidity and freshness to the wine and adds minerality to the finish. Individual vineyard blocks each hand-picked at perfect ripeness last week in Feb till the first week in March. Grapes were hand sorted three times, crushed and left to cold soak on the skins for five days. After fermentation the grapes are basket pressed and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then aged for 18 months before bottling. Neither fined nor filtered. 18 months in French Vicard and Mercury oak barrels (25% new, 25% second, 25% third fill and 25% fourth fill).