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Erica Shannonea 2013

Appearance: Pale straw colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: A delightful surprising nose of ripe melon and tropical fruit caring trough to a full palate with subtle flavours of spice and apple. Medium after taste.

Served well chilled, this wine is well suited to any seafood and cold meats. Also delightful on its own!

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 91% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Chardonnay
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.79  ta : 4.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
John Platter Wine Guide 2015 - 3 Stars
about the harvest: 
All grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : The grapes were sorted before being crushed directly into the press where skin contact was allowed for 8 hours. Pure yeast cultures were inoculated to optimize the fermentation process at around 16 degrees Celsius. Extended lees contact was allowed after fermentation and the wine was allowed to naturally clarify under gravity prior to filtering and bottling. The 9% Viognier spend 3 months in new French oak.

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