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

Raka Quinary 2005

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.61
RS - 2.60 g/l
Total Acid - 5.80 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2009 San Francisco International Wine Competition - Gold
2009 Selections Mondiales des vins Canada - Silver
2008 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (73/100)
2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
Veritas 2007 - Bronze
2007 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (78/100)
2006 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver

Tasting Notes

This Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of spice and blackberries with a touch of mint and cigar box. The wine is well balanced with a full mouth feel which will improve with ageing up to 8 years.

Ageing Potential

Can keep up till 8 years from vintage.

Blend Information

54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand picked into lug boxes.

In The Cellar

Grapes were sorted twice before inoculated with a pure yeast culture inoculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3-5 times per day for 5 days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was drained of the primary lees and transferred to a resting tank. Malolactic fermentation and a brief settling period preceded the wine to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak types.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Quinary 2016 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2015 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2014 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2013 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2012 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2011 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2010 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2009 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2008 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2007 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2006 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2005 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2004 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2003 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2002 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary Magnum in wooden box Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon