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

Raka Pinotage 2009

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14 %vol
pH - 3.64
RS - 2.4 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Kleinriver Ward

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


Accolades

John Platter 2011: 3½ Stars
Veritas 2010: Bronze


Tasting Notes

Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: The 2009 Pinotage has a intense, clean purple colour; aromas of red cherries with an explosion of spices backed by oak, bouquet well carry trough on the palate. A medium bodied wine with good balance between acidity and tannins.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

In The Vineyard

Wine-growing Area: Western Cape

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked.

In The Cellar

All grapes were sorted before a pure yeast culture, BM 45, was 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 of French oak.


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