Raka Cabernet Franc 2007

The wine has a deep and intense garnet colour. The nose shows ripe cassis and smokey flavours, complexed by aromas of blackberry and plum. The palate is full round with ripe chewy tannins and flavours of coffee, chocolate, cigar box and liquorice. The balanced acid creates a firm finish, complemented by lingering sweetness.


variety : Cabernet Franc [ 100% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver Ward
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
John Platter 2010: 4Stars
Veritas 2009: Bronze

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : Grapes were sorted before inoculated with a pure yeast culture. 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 French oak types. The wine spent between 12-14 months is barrel before bottling and labeling.

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