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

Raka Spliced 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.00 %vol
pH - 3.62
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
Appellation - Cape South Coast

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

With rich berry aromas and ripe red fruit, prunes and hints of oak and spices on the nose.The palate reflects the fruity flavours of ripe cherries with a spicy, smoky undertone. Wonderful balance between fruit and wood with a juicy finish.


Blend Information

36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Shiraz, 18% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Mouvedre

Food Suggestions

Boerewors, Barbecue, Spare ribs, Spicy stew, Chicken liver parfait, Guinea fowl, Gourmet burgers, Butternut soup

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyards.

In The Cellar

A second berry sorting was done in the cellar, before a pure yeast culture was inocculated.  The juice was pumped over the skins 3-5 times per day and manual punch downs done for 5 days. 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 wines transfer to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak types. (25% New)



Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Spliced 2017 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2016 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2015 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2014 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2013 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2012 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2011 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2010 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2009 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2008 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2007 Josef Dreyer Malbec
Raka Spliced 2006 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2005 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Spliced 2004 Tanya Rousseau Merlot
Raka Spliced 2003 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon