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

Raka Petit Verdot 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Petit Verdot
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.48
RS - 2.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes

Appearance: Dark plum colour. Bouquet & Palate: Complex nose of blackcurrant, violets, white pepper with leathery undertones. The same characters lead to the palate with intense dark fruit and makes a full month feel with a long finish.

Blend Information

100% Petit Verdot

In The Vineyard

Wine-growing area: Kleinriver

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 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 oak types. (25% New).

Additional Information

Wine Style: Dry


Other Vintages

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Raka Petit Verdot 2016 Josef Dreyer Petit Verdot
Raka Petit Verdot 2013 Josef Dreyer Petit Verdot
Raka Petit Verdot 2010 Josef Dreyer Petit Verdot
Raka Petit Verdot 2009 Josef Dreyer Petit Verdot
Raka Petit Verdot 2008 Josef Dreyer Petit Verdot
Raka Petit Verdot 2007 Josef Dreyer Petit Verdot
Raka Petit Verdot 2006 Josef Dreyer Petit Verdot