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Raka Cabernet Franc 2009

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Cabernet Franc
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 3.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Kleinriver Ward

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

Top Wine SA 2013: 5 Stars
John Platter 2013: 5 Stars

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Garnet colour.

Deep colour and elegant perfume . The wine displays concentrated berry flavours, a herbal edge & dusty tannins. The fresh and intense fruit is in perfect harmony with the oak and balanced by a fine acid structure

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Franc

In The Vineyard

Wine-growing Area: Kleinriver Ward

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked and sorted before a pure yeast culture was inoculated.

In The Cellar

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 liter barrels of French oak types. The wine spent between 12- 14 months is barrel before bottling and labeling.


Other Vintages

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Raka Cabernet Franc 2016 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Franc
Raka Cabernet Franc 2015 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Franc
Raka Cabernet Franc 2013 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Franc
Raka Cabernet Franc 2011 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Franc
Raka Cabernet Franc 2009 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Franc
Raka Cabernet Franc 2008 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Franc
Raka Cabernet Franc 2007 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Franc