Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2015

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2015 - 4 stars John Platter 2018.
2015 - scored 92 points by Tim Atkin SA Report (September 2017)
2015 - scored 90 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (April 2017)

This wine provide something different for red wine lovers as it is rare to find a red that focusses on this cultivar. The Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc is filled with dark, sour cherry aromas on the nose. On the palate there is a herbaceousness, along with flavours of spice and dark berries that persist at the close of each sip. There is just a touch of wet-stone minerality and good clarity of fruit. The finish is silky soft.

Grape
95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec

Food Pairing
Pork Loin with plum and Armagnac sauce, Game bird with red wine sauce, Springbok, Ostrich or Kudu or lamb,  Hard cheeses

The Estate
Originally a partnership between brothers Bruwer and Jasper Raats, with their father Jasper Snr as viticulturist that passed away in 2009. Cousin, Gavin Bruwer Slabbert joined Bruwer as Winemaker and Viticulturist in 2009 and this relationship has seen Raats Family Wines flourished. Raats Family Wines are specialists in the crafting of exceptional wines from Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. It is their mission to consistently produce Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc of outstanding quality from South Africa and to establish these wines as international benchmarks.

 

Alcohol 13.5 %vol



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