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Raka Quinary 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.00 %vol
pH - 3.57
RS - 2.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

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


Accolades

Top 100 - Double Gold

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Dark plum colour
Bouquet & Palate: Well defined leafy liquorice and forest floor earthiness on the nose carried through on the palate complemented by oak with a full rich aftertaste.

Blend Information

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot

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 (25% first fill) and the rest second and third fill and fourth fill). The wine spent between 12- 14 months in barrel before bottling and labeling.


Other Vintages

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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