Raka Quinary 2009

This Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of blackberries, spice and liquorice against a cigar box background. Casis with a hint of licorice developing in elegant oak flavours. A deep-coloured, well balanced wine Juicy with soft tannins, a full mouthfeel and lingering after taste.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 36% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver Ward
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2011: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Sliver
2012: Veritas Awards - Silver
2012: Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver
2013: John Platter - 4 Stars
2013: Best Value Wine
2013: Top 100 Wines
2013: Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked in small lug boxes pre-cooled to 5 degrees and sorted twice before a pure yeast culture was inoculated.

in the cellar : 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 liter barrels of French (80%) and American(20%) oak types (25% first full the rest second third and forth full.) The wine spent between 12- 14 months in barrel before bottling and labelling.

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