Raka Spliced 2012

Appearance: Ruby Red with purple rim. Nose & Palate: An abundance of ripe berries with spice on the nose. On the pallet the wine shows more spicy smoky tones, the oak compliments the spice on the aftertaste leaving a mouth-coating long finish.


variety : Merlot | 30% Pinotage, 27% Shiraz, 21% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 4.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The Ruby Cabernet was sourced from warmer areas to blend with the rest.
Wine-growing Area: Cape South coast

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyards.

in the cellar : A second berry sorting was done in the cellar, before a pure yeast culture was inocculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3-5 times per day and manuel punch downs done 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 wine’s transfer to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak types. (25% New).

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