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

Raka Malbec 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Malbec
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.46
RS - 2.1 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Klein River


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Dark rich purple colour. The nose reveals plums, roasted coffee and forest floor  flavours. On the palate baked blueberry muffins with lovely plummy, salty finish.

Blend Information

100% Malbec

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyards.

In The Cellar

A second berry sorting was done in the cellar, before a pure yeast culture was inocculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3 - 5 times per day and manuel punch downs done for 5 days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was drained off the primary lees and transferred to a resting tank. Malolactic fermentation and a brief settling period preceded the wine’s transfer to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak types. (25% New)

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Malbec 2016 Josef Dreyer Malbec
Raka Malbec 2015 Josef Dreyer Malbec
Raka Malbec 2013 Josef Dreyer Malbec
Raka Malbec 2012 Josef Dreyer Malbec
Raka Malbec 2009 Josef Dreyer Malbec
Raka Malbec 2008 Josef Dreyer Malbec
Raka Malbec 2006 Josef Dreyer Malbec