Raka Pinotage 2015

The Pinotage has a intense, clean purple colour; aromas of red cherries with a explosion of spices backed by oak, bouquet well carry trough on the palate. A medium body wine with well balance between acidity and tannins.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Klein River
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : The fruit and wood flavours are well integrated, making it a ready to drink wine now but delicious in five years.

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : The 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 for 12 months.

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