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Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14 %vol
pH - 3.51
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes

Appearance: Deep ruby colour

Bouquet & Palate: Tomato leaf and plum tones. Ripe and luscious fruit. Light mint and eucalyptus flavours, generous tannic base.


Blend Information

100% Merlot

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyards.

In The Cellar

All grapes were hand picked and sorted twice before a pure yeast culture, B13, 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.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2020 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2018 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2017 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2016 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2015 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2014 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2013 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2012 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2011 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2010 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2009 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2008 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2007 Josef Dreyer Merlot
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