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

Raka Chenin Blanc 2010


Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter Dreyer
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.4
RS - 3.6 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Kleinriver Ward


Type - White
Style - Off Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


2011 Best Value Award
Veritas Awards 2011 - Silver
Winemakers Choice Awards 2011 - Diamond and Trophy Awards
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011 - Silver Medal
Michelangelo International wine awards 2010 - Gold Medal

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Lime green colour.
Bouquet and Palate: Refreshing aroma of honeycomb, roasted hazelnuts and vanilla. On the palate the wood component give the wine a full creamy mouth feel with more honey and vanilla. A soft, slightly acidic finish.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

In The Vineyard

Wine-growing Area: Coastal area

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked.

In The Cellar

All grapes were hand picked and sorted before being crushed directly in to the press were skin contact was allowed for 8 hours. Inocculated with yeast cultures after pressing the juice fermented at 16° C. 30% of the wine was barrel fermented. Extended lees contact was allowed after fermentation and the wine was allowed to naturally clarify under gravity prior to filtering, blending and bottling.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Chenin Blanc 2014 - NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION Pieter Dreyer Chenin Blanc
Raka Chenin Blanc 2013 Pieter Dreyer Chenin Blanc
Raka Chenin Blanc 2012 Pieter Dreyer Chenin Blanc
Raka Chenin Blanc 2010 Pieter Dreyer Chenin Blanc
Raka Chenin Blanc 2009 Pieter Dreyer Chenin Blanc
Raka Chenin Blanc 2008 Pieter Dreyer Chenin Blanc
ARA - Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol use Not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Enjoy Responsibly.