Raka Pinotage 2009

Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: The 2009 Pinotage has a intense, clean purple colour; aromas of red cherries with an explosion of spices backed by oak, bouquet well carry trough on the palate. A medium bodied wine with good balance between acidity and tannins.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver Ward
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
John Platter 2011: 3½ Stars
Veritas 2010: Bronze

in the vineyard : Wine-growing Area: Western Cape

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : All grapes were sorted before a pure yeast culture, BM 45, 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 of French oak.

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