Raka Biography Shiraz 2006

Appearance: Rich purple colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: A Good intensity of colour, with a young and vibrant red – purple hue. Lots of chewy black fruits on the nose, with some notes of orange peel. A palate loaded with balanced fruit, with very appealing ripe, slightly spicy tannins, and fairly soft acidity.


variety : Shiraz [ Shiraz ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Klein River
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
John Platter Wine Guide 2009: 4 Stars
Veritas 2007: Silver

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked and sorted before being destemmed and crushed directly into tanks.

in the cellar : 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 French and American oak types.

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