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

Raka Pinotage 2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.82
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

John Platter 2011: 3½ Stars

Tasting Notes

The 2008 Pinotage has a deep purple colour with scarlet tint. Aromas of black and red berries backed by oak, spicy undertones of cinnamon and cloves giving way to a rich, mouth-filling palate supported by a well integrated concentration of tannin and oak.

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

Grapes were sorted before inoculated with a pure yeast culture, BM 45. 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 of French and Hungarian oak types.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Pinotage 2017 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2016 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2015 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2014 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2013 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2011 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2010 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2010 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2009 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2008 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2007 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2004 Tanya Rousseau Pinotage
Raka Pinotage 2003 Tanya Rousseau Pinotage