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Raka Five Maidens 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.58
RS - 2.5 g/l
Total Acid - 6.0 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Accolades

John Platter Wine Guide 2015 - 4½ Stars

Tasting Notes

Bouquet & Palate: Blackberries, spices and liquorice on the nose with a cigarbox background. A full bodied wine with well integrated oak, it has beautiful depth of character which will ensure successful ageing.

Appearance: Clear dark red colour

Blend Information

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 10%Petit Verdot

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked.

In The Cellar

Grapes were sorted 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.



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Raka Five Maidens 2011 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon