Born of the sea, Guided by the stars, Blessed by the earth

Raka Pinotage 2003

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Tanya Rousseau
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.79
RS - 1.9 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur Award 2005 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2004 - Gold
ABSA 2004 - Top 10
Veritas 2004 - Gold
Platter 2005 - 3 Stars

Tasting Notes

This wine has a nice dark colour and a typical Pinotage nose with lots of banana. It is full bodied, displays spice and pepper on the tongue, but is soft and smooth with a lingering aftertaste. The fruit and wood flavours are well integrated, making it a ready to drink wine now but delicious in five years.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

In The Vineyard

Grapes picked from vines located in the Klein River district.

About The Harvest

Hand picked in small lug boxes.

In The Cellar

12 months in French and American oak. Pre cooled to 5ºC.
Bottling date : 16 June 2004


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