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Raka Quinary 2009

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.00 %vol
pH - 3.54
RS - 2.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Appellation - Kleinriver Ward

Characteristics

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


Accolades

2011: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Sliver
2012: Veritas Awards - Silver
2012: Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver
2013: John Platter - 4 Stars
2013: Best Value Wine
2013: Top 100 Wines
2013: Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold

Tasting Notes

This Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of blackberries, spice and liquorice against a cigar box background. Casis with a hint of licorice developing in elegant oak flavours. A deep-coloured, well balanced wine Juicy with soft tannins, a full mouthfeel and lingering after taste.

Blend Information

36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 36% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked in small lug boxes pre-cooled to 5 degrees and sorted twice 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 (80%) and American(20%) oak types (25% first full the rest second third and forth full.) The wine spent between 12- 14 months in barrel before bottling and labelling.


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