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2010 Raats Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $12

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Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a versatile white wine grape variety known for its high acidity and aging potential. Most commonly associated with the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc has been cultivated in France for nearly 1300 years; official French documents first mention Chenin Blanc as early as 845. It is only since the 1980s, however, that renewed interest has reinvigorated Chenin Blanc's position as a classic and noble grape variety.

South Africa is the largest grower and producer of Chenin Blanc. It is also the nation’s most-planted wine grape. It arrived in South Africa in the mid-17th Century, and was immediately popular for its productivity and its ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Stellenbosch wine region

    Stellenbosch is perhaps the most famous wine-producing region in South Africa. The town, in Western Cape's Coastal Region, is steeped in history and is home to the country’s best-known wine estates. Cabernet Sauvignon is the region’s most prized grape variety, often found with Merlot as part of a Bordeaux Blend.

    Stellenbosch is just 25 miles (40km) east of Cape Town. Simonsberg Mountain in the north separates it from Paarl, while the Hottentot Hollands Mountain range on the eastern side separates it from ... more

  • Coastal Region wine region

    The Coastal Region is a significant wine-producing area in the Western Cape that forms the heart of the South African wine industry. Stretching from Darling in the north to Cape Point and Constantia in the south, and to Stellenbosch and Paarl in the east, it accounts for nearly half of all the area under vine in South Africa.

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