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

Raka Pinotage 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 13.0% %vol
pH - 3.64
RS - 2.0 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes

Appearance: Dark Ruby colour. Bouquet & Palate: Perfumes of sweet cherries, blackberries, plums and a spiciness on the nose. Same fruity characters on the palate are wrapped up in soft oak hints. The ripe subtle tannins create a wine ready to enjoy now.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked.

In The Cellar

The grapes were sorted before a pure yeast culture, BM 45, 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 of French oak for 12 months.


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