Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2016

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R794 for 6 bottles

R132 per bottle

Appearance: Deep ruby colour
This juicy wine with red cherries, plums and a hint of mintiness on the nose carries the same character through on the palate, combined with spicy oak notes. This elegant and smooth wine has supple tannins.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Klein River
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

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 manual 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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