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Raka Five Maidens 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.54
RS - 2.8 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Klein River


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


2022 Michelangelo Awards - Gold

Tasting Notes

Sleek and harmonious mix of fruitcake and spicy sheen of oak and cigarbox background on the nose. A full bodied wine with well integrated oak, it has beautiful depth of character which will ensure successful ageing

Blend Information

43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, 7%Petit Verdot

In The Cellar

All grapes were hand-picked and sorted 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 and a brief settling period preceded the wine to a combination of 225 litre barrels of new French oak for 30 months.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Five Maidens 2018 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Five Maidens 2011 - SOLD OUT Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
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