Cape Winemakers Guild

Raats Family Wines The Fountain Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc 2021

100% Chenin Blanc

This wine is an expression of Bruwer Raats’ lifelong passion for, sustained focus on and commitment to master Chenin Blanc.  

This single barrel was created exclusively for the CWG Auction, using sustainably farmed vines from our premier trellised Chenin Blanc block in Stellenbosch’s Polkadraai Hills.  Hand-harvested, we reserve the best three rows from our Volstruisfontein vineyard, grown on decomposed dolomite granite, to produce three barrels.  From these three barrels we select the best barrel to represent what we consider our finest expression of Chenin Blanc.  Vinification is done in small batches using minimum intervention.  The wine is fermented and matured in 300 litre French oak barrels (third fill) for 11 months to accentuate soft and luscious flavours. 

Tasting Notes:  The aromatics are opulent, showing quince, yellow apple and mandarin orange, with ginger spice adding dimension alongside mineral intensity.  The stone fruit character follows through, adding balance, chalky minerality and great acidity to give incredible intensity, a harmonious balance and long piercing finish.

Drink now to 2026+

Winemaker: Bruwer Raats

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R8 000
  • Lowest: R4 750
  • Average: R6 173


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 48
  • Cases Auctioned: 26


  • Alc: 13.0 vol%
  • RS: 3.3 g/l
  • TA: 6.0 g/l
  • pH: 3.27

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