Raka Biography Shiraz 2004

2007 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Double Gold Medal
2007 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - First Gold: Shiraz
2007 Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze Medal
Veritas 2006 - Double Gold
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Trophy Winner (96/100) - highest scoring gold medal winner in its class
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 – Silver
Brussels Monde Selection Wine Show 2006 - Silver
2005 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver Medal
Veritas 2005 - Double Gold
Veritas 2004 - Double Gold
This rich and deep coloured Shiraz reveals a lot of white pepper, cooked tomatoes and coriander seeds. A surprise of maple syrup and a hint of papaya! The palate has a great structure and approachable tannins. Will benefit from aging of five to eight years.


variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Tanya Rousseau
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.83 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.81  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2005 Double: Gold
Wine Magazine November 2003: 4 Stars
Platter 2007: 5 Stars
Brussels Monde Selection Wine Show: Silver
Swiss Air International Wine Awards 2006: Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2007: Double Gould
Juliet Cullian Wine Connoisseurs Award: Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006: Best Red Wine

ageing : Can keep up to 5 - 8 years from vintage.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand picked into lug boxes.

in the cellar : Pre cooled to 5ºC. Cold soaked for 3 days. 14 months in French (70%) and American (30%) Oak.

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