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Raka Biography Shiraz 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.60
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

2019 NWC Top 100 - Double Platinum
2017 Veritas - Gold
2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Dark ruby red. Style: Dry Bouquet & Palate: Dark purply red in colour with white pepper interlaced with sweet cloves, nutmeg and hints of fynbos and liquorice. On the palate there is plump and dark fruit enveloped  in pepper and earthy tones with a long elegant finish with balanced tannins and hints of red plum

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand-picked.

In The Cellar

All grapes were 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 and American oak types.


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