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

Raka Biography Shiraz 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.59
RS - 2.9 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

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


Accolades

2019 NWC Top 100 - Double Platinum
2017 Veritas - Gold
2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
2015 John Platter Wine Guide 4½ Stars

 


Tasting Notes

Deep ruby garnet. Spicy nose with black-pepper and dark berry fruit. Black forest cake on the palate with a red berry finish and elegant spice. Fine and grainy tannins on the aftertaste.


Ageing Potential

John Platter Wine Guide 2015: 4½ Stars
Top 100 SA wines


Blend Information

100% Shiraz

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand-picked.

In The Cellar

All grapes were hand picked and sorted twice 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 liter barrels of French and American oak types.


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