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

Raka Spliced 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.63
RS - 2.4 g/l
Total Acid - 5.3 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Appearance: Ruby red with purple rim.
Style of Wine: Dry.
Nose and Palate: Perfect house wine. The wine has redberry flavours on the nose with herbs and spices coming from the Mourvèdre (oreganum, white peper and cloves). Full palate with with some spice soft rounded juicy tannins.

Blend Information

26% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 20% Ruby Cabernet, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Mourvèdre, 4% Shiraz

About The Harvest

All grapes were handpicked and sorted in the vineyards.

In The Cellar

A second berry sorting was done in the cellar, before a pure yeast culture was inoculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3 - 5 times per day and manuel punch downs done for 5 days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was drained off the primary lees and transferred to a resting tank. Malolactic fermentation and a brief settling period preceded the wine's transfer to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak types (25% new). The Ruby Cabernet was sourced from warmer areas to blend with the rest.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Spliced 2020 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2019 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2018 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2017 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2016 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2015 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2014 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2013 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2012 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2011 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2010 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2009 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2008 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2007 Josef Dreyer Malbec
Raka Spliced 2006 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2005 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Spliced 2004 Tanya Rousseau Merlot
Raka Spliced 2003 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
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