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Raka Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14 %vol
pH - 3.62
RS - 2.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Appearance: very dark violet
Complex nose of fruitcake, plum , dark chocolate and tobacco while a balanced palate adds blackcurrant and cherry characters with a lingering full finish.


Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

In The Vineyard

Wine-growing Area Kleinriver Ward


About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked.

In The Cellar

All grapes were hand picked and sorted 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 oak types. The wine spent between 12- 14 months in barrels before bottling and labeling.


Additional Information

Wine Style: Dry



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