Raats Family Wines Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2019


Bruwer Raats fascination for, and dedication to the identification of the perfect vineyard site has inspired a range of wines named after the soil type on which the best grapes are grown.  Individually crafted from unique vineyard parcels, Dolomite wines express great purity of fruit and balanced elegance.

Corlien’s tasting notes: “A bright ruby colour, this wine expresses fresh red berries with some green peppercorns; rosemary and dried fynbos on the nose. A touch of cigarbox and bakers spice at the back.  There is a tight dry finish, but with an easy inviting bright minerality.”

A great introduction to the refined world of Cabernet Franc.


Rising gracefully from the vineyards in Polkadraai Hills Stellenbosch, Raats Family Wines stand in celebration of the unique dolomite granite soil of this tiny ward. Founded in 2000 by visionary winemaker Bruwer Raats, in partnership with his cousin Gavin Bruwer Slabbert, Raats Family Wines specialize in Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc and has been crafting soil-driven wines of exceptional quality ever since.

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