Raka Malbec 2006

Raka Malbec 2006

Appearance: Dark rich purple colour
Nose & Palate: Intense dark purple colour with wild berry, black cherry fruit characters are lanced with nuances of liquorice and oak derived spice. The palate is a well combined mixture of up-front fruit and smokiness.


variety : Malbec [ Malbec ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.20 g/l  pH : 3.70  ta : 5.70 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Veritas 2007: Bronze 
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2008: Gold
John Platter Wine Guide 2010: 3½ Stars

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 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 barrels of French oak types. (25% New)

Bottled: 18 August 2007

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