Raka Quinary 2005

This Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of spice and blackberries with a touch of mint and cigar box. The wine is well balanced with a full mouth feel which will improve with ageing up to 8 years.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.60 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.80 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2009 San Francisco International Wine Competition - Gold
2009 Selections Mondiales des vins Canada - Silver
2008 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (73/100)
2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
Veritas 2007 - Bronze
2007 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (78/100)
2006 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver

ageing : Can keep up till 8 years from vintage.

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

in the cellar : Grapes were sorted twice before inoculated with a pure yeast culture 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 oak types.

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