Raka Quinary 2015

Appearance: Dark plum colour
Bouquet & Palate: Well defined leafy liquorice and forest floor earthiness on the nose carried through on the palate complemented by oak with a full rich aftertaste.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Klein River
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Top 100 - Double Gold
about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked in small lug boxes.

in the cellar : Grapes were pre-cooled to 5° and sorted twice before a pure yeast culture 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 liter barrels of French (25% first fill) and the rest second and third fill and fourth fill). The wine spent between 12- 14 months in barrel before bottling and labeling.

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