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Chenin Blanc is becoming more and more fashionable as a grape variety as it offers so many different styles of wines from dry to sweet as well as sparkling. ‘Les Charmes’ is what we call a dry wine (sec) and is a perfect example of the fruity freshness of our Chenin grapes.
The first flavours and aromas you feel are fresh fruits like peach, pear and some citrus. The wine is quite long on the palate, very easy to drink and perfect to share with friends and family.
Thanks to our relationship with Naked Wines over the years, we have had the opportunity to improve our equipment so in 2018 we bought some small stainless steel tanks which has allowed us to be even more precise with our blends.
Cyril and Catherine, Winemakers
- I have some 45 year old bush vine Chenin Blanc that produces top quality grapes. I always wondered what this wine would taste like if I was to bottle it separately, Naked Angel funding gave me the opportunity to finally do it.
- The Raats Bush vine Chenin Blanc Limited 2014 was the maiden release of this very special and limited production, only 3000 bottles were made.
- This wine epitomises the understated elegance of Chenin Blanc - with lashings of rich oak. Its restrained, yet complex, with quince, ripe pear, orange blossoms, nettles and spice. The wine's beauty lies in its lightness of touch and in the elegant way its oaky complexity is revealed.