Raats, Chenin Blanc "Original", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2021
100% Chenin Blanc
PINEAPPLE & GOLDEN APPLE, MELON, DRY & ZIPPY
Raats Family Vineyards devotes its sunny slopes to the old-school varieties of Saumur in the Loire Valley of France. Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc are wonderfully at home in this corner of the Southern Hemisphere, although they develop slightly riper fruit than their French counterparts. This is a subtly tropical Chenin Blanc, shyly pretty and with tons of round melon flavors and crisp acidity, and it’s surprisingly dry.
Serving Suggestion: Our new favorite sushi wine! Spicy yellowtail handrolls, smoked salmon or surf clam sashimi. Goat cheese risotto w/ spinach & asparagus. Avocado & tuna salad.