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

Raka Quinary Magnum in wooden box

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 - Fragrant


Accolades

2019 Veritas Awards - SO (Silver Outstanding)
Top 100 - Double Gold

Tasting Notes

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

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°C 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 litre barrels of French oak (25% first fill the rest second third and fourth fill.) The wine spent between 12- 14 months in barrel before bottling and labelling.


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Raka Quinary Magnum in wooden box Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
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