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

Raka Red 2002

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Tanya Rousseau
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.00 %vol
pH - 3.61
RS - 3.89 g/l
Total Acid - 5.44 g/l
Appellation - Coastal


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


Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
Wine Magazine April & November 2003 - Great Buy, 3½ Stars
Platter 2004 and 2005 - 3 Stars
SAA Wine List 2005 - First and Business class

Tasting Notes

A subtle blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Ruby Cabernet, Shiraz and Petite Verdot. Matured for 6 months in French and American oak, the wine has an herbaceous fynbos nose with a palate of ripe cherries and chocolate.

Ageing Potential

Great now or within four years.

Blend Information

46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 18% Ruby Cabernet, 3.6% Shiraz, 2.4% Petit Verdot

In The Vineyard

Grapes were handpicked from Goudini, Malmesbury and Overberg.

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand picked into lug boxes.

In The Cellar

12 months in American and French Oak. Cold soaked for 3 days.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Red 2002 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
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