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

Raka Barrel Selected Merlot 2006

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.52
RS - 2.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Kleinriver


Type - Red
Style - Dry

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby colour. This classic Merlot shows characters of red berries and cloves with a hint of mintiness. Forthcoming on the nose with sweet violets and spicy oak. The wine is elegant and smooth with supple tannins. It is ready to drink now, or within 5 years.

Blend Information


In The Vineyard

Wine-growing area: Western Cape, Kleinriver Ward

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked and sorted twice before a pure yeast culture called B13 was inoculated.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Barrel Selected Merlot 2006 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Barrel Selected Merlot 2005 Tanya Rousseau Merlot
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