Raka Spliced 2016

Raka Spliced 2016

Appearance: Ruby red with purple rim
Style of grapes: Dry
Nose & Palate: An easy drinking red blend with prominent fruity sweetness with aromas of cherry, raspberry and dried herbs. The intensity of the fruit is carried onto the palate and complemented by flavours of black pepper with a hint of smokiness. Rounded off by a dash of well managed oak.

Boerewors, Barbecue, Spare ribs, Spicy stew, Chicken liver parfait, Guinea fowl, Gourmet burgers, Butternut soup

variety : Shiraz [ 37% Shiraz, 26% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 11% Mourvèdre, 5% Viognier ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Cape South Coast
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : 0  taste : Fruity   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 inoculated. 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 wines transfer to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak types. (25% New)

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