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Raka Quinary 2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.00 %vol
pH - 3.57
RS - 4.0 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Kleinriver Ward

Characteristics

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


Accolades

Veritas 2012 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
John Platter 2013 - 4 Stars
Best Value wine 2013

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Rich deep ruby colour.
Nose & Palate: Ruby colour, smooth, harmonious flavours of ripe berries and black cherries with spicy hints and some vanilla. Good balance, with mouthfilling fruit, spice and silky tannins.

Blend Information

37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand picked.

In The Cellar

Grapes were sorted twice before 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