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Raka Erica Shiraz 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 15 %vol
pH - 3.63
RS - 3.2 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
Appellation - Klein River


Type - Red
Style - Dry

Tasting Notes

The Erica Shiraz shows classic Shiraz characters, full-bodied and bold. Aromatic notes of black fruit (plums& blackcurrant) pepper, underlined with wooden smoky tone. The palate is full, round and well balanced with an explosion of spice (anise, coriander and pepper) and red berries.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

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 followed by a brief settling period in stainless steel tanks. The wine spent 36 months in first fill French barrel before bottling and labelling

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