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

Raka Figurehead 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.72
RS - 2.2 g/l
Total Acid - 5.3 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Taste - Fragrant


Accolades

2017 SAWi Awards - Grand Gold

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Clear ruby colour. This is a dark coloured, bold wine with upfront lively, spicy fruit. The pinotage adds lovely fruit flavours that linger on the aftertaste. Dark fruits and good ripeness leads to complex palate with spice and herbal notes.

Blend Information

36% Pinotage, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked .

In The Cellar

All grapes were sorted before a pure yeast culture was inocculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3 - 5 times per day for 5 days and the cake punched down. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was drained off 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 oak types. The wine spent between 12 - 14 months is barrel before blending, bottling and labeling.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Figurehead 2015 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Figurehead 2014 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Figurehead 2013 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2009 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2008 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2007 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2006 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2005 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2004 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon