Eden Cabernet Franc 2014

November 17, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 0 Comments

Eden is the name that Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines has given to two wines off plantings on his Vlaeberg Road property – he established 0.2ha of Cabernet Franc and 0.6ha of Chenin Blanc in 2008 opting for high-density and each vine individually staked. For all the excitement about old vines, Raats says by starting from scratch he is looking for quality by design rather than by accident. Tasting notes and ratings for the maiden releases below:

Eden Chenin Blanc 2014
Price: R600
Spontaneously fermented and matured for 11 months in 300-litre barrels, partially new. The nose is subtle and elusive with hints of pear, citrus and white peach plus hay, dried herbs and yellow earth. The palate is dense and very savoury – less about primary fruit and more about texture. No ostentation here at all. Total production: 760 bottles.

#WinemagRating: 93/100.

Buy This Wine

den Cabernet Franc 2014

Unicorn wine.

Eden Cabernet Franc 2014
Price: R1500
20% whole-bunch fermentation, matured for 12 months in a new 200-litre barrel. An enticing nose of red fruit, flowers, fynbos and fresh herbs plus some pencil shavings in the background. Pure and juicy on the palate, relatively light bodied but the fruit very well defined while the tannins are particularly fine. So, so elegant. Total production: 260 bottles.

#WinemagRating: 96/100.

Buy This Wine

Find our South African wine ratings database here.

Tagged , ,

Share this post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

ADVERTISING
SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang