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

Raka Spliced 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14 %vol
pH - 3.66
RS - 3.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.0 g/l
Appellation - Cape South Coast

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Easy drinking red blend. Ripe red fruit, berries and prunes with earthy undertone. Medium-bodied and fruit filled on the palate with a smoky undertone and slight oak finish.

Blend Information

28% Shiraz, 18% Sangiovese, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 12% Pinotage, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec & 2% Viognier

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 2020 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2019 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2018 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
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
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