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Raka Sangiovese 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Sangiovese
Alcohol - 15 %vol
pH - 3.64
RS - 2.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.0 g/l
Appellation - Klein River

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Sweet cherries & cranberries with hints of spice and cinnamon on the nose. Earthy tones with berry sourness on the palate with a smooth finish.

Blend Information

100% Sangiovese

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked.

In The Cellar

Grapes were sorted twice 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 and Hungarian oak types.


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Raka Sangiovese 2014 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
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Raka Sangiovese 2012 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2011 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2010 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2009 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2008 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2007 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
Raka Sangiovese 2006 Josef Dreyer Sangiovese
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