Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2014

On the nose this wine is an explosion of dark fruit - prunes and blackberries with a slight caramelized sweetness. These flavors are repeated on the palate with some smoky tones complimented by well integrated oak. Lingering finish.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Klein River
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : The grapes were sorted twice before a pure yeast culture, B13, 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 barrels of French oak.

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