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Raka Quinary 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.00 %vol
pH - 3.71
RS - 2.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.2 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Dark, deep red colour. Bold aromas of blackcurrant and mulberries with hints of aromatic herbs. The palet is finely formed and elegant with forest floor earthiness complimented by the blackcurrant fruitiness. Long, soft, lingering fruity finish.

Blend Information

50% Cabernet sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec

In The Vineyard

Wine-growing Area: Kleinrivier

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked in small lug boxes.

In The Cellar

Grapes were pre cooled to 5° and 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 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

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Raka Quinary 2016 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
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Raka Quinary 2013 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
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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
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