Raka Spliced 2006

Raka Spliced 2006

2008 Veritas Awards - Bronze Awards
Dark plum in colour. Rich dark berry aromas, incredible fruit concentration, with hints of caramel on the nose. Easy drinking wine smoky tobacco on the pallet.


variety : Merlot [ 63% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Ruby Cabernet ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.8  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Best Value: 2009
John Platter 2009: 3½ Stars
Veritas 2008: Bronze

in the vineyard : 
Western Cape 15% Klein river Ward 85%  

about the harvest: 

All grapes were hand picked and hand sorted in the vineyards before a pure yeast culture was inoculated.

in the cellar : 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 oak types. 85% of the wine spent 12 months is barrel before bottling and labeling.

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