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Raka Sangiovese 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Sangiovese
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.53
RS - 3.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.0 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Soft, Ruby with slightly purple colour. Raka Sangiovese 2015 shows the fruity charm and flavours of the variety. Hints of tomato cocktail and raisins with a slight wiff of fresh garden herbs and tamed leather. Medium finish


Blend Information

100% Sangiovese

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked.

In The Cellar

Grapes were sorted, then cold soaked after destemming, and a pure yeast culture, BM 45, was inoculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3-5 times per day for 5 days, with twice daily punch-downs. 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 being moved to a combination of 225 litre French and Hungarian oak barrels.


Other Vintages

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Raka Sangiovese 2015 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2014 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2013 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2011 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2012 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2010 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2009 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2008 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2007 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2006 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2005 Tanya Rousseau Sangiovese