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

Raka Biography Shiraz 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.63
RS - 3.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.1 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

2013 John Platter Wine Guide Awards - 5 Stars
2013 Top 100 SA Wines

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Clean Ruby colour.
The Shiraz offers a kaleidoscope of black berry, violets, vanilla and white pepper aromas and flavours. The lush texture, seamless and complex structure adds to elegance and refinement.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand-picked.

In The Cellar

The grapes were sorted twice before a pure yeast culture 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 barrels of French and American oak types.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Biography Shiraz 2016 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2015 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2013 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2012 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2011 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2010 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2009 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2008 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2007 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2006 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2005 Tanya Rousseau Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2004 Tanya Rousseau Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2003 Tanya Rousseau Shiraz
Raka Biography Shiraz 2002 Tanya Rousseau Shiraz