Raka Biography Shiraz 2008

Appearance: Clean ruby colour.
Bouquet and Palate: Spicy aromas with hints of chocolate, coffee and black fruit is forthcoming on the bouquet. These aromas follow through on a silky full bodied palate, with dried plum and pepper flavours. Complete structure and a full bodied wine with good balance between the tannins and acidity leaving a lingering after taste.


variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver Ward
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.6 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011 - Silver
  • Veritas Awards 2011 - Silver
  • Top Ten Best Syrah du Monde® 2011 - Silver Medal
  • Classic Wine Trophy: Red Wine Category 2011 - Gold
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2010 - Gold
  • Veritas 2010 - Silver
  • John Platter Wine Guide 2011 - 4½ Stars
  • Tri-Nations Wine Competition 2010 - Gold
  • about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked and sorted twice.

    in the cellar : 

    All grapes were handpicked and sorted twice before a 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 off the primary lees and transferred to a resting tank. Malolactic fermentation and a brief settling period preceded the transfer of the wine to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French (85%) and American (15%) oak types for 12 months

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