Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2007

Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2007

Appearance: Deep ruby colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: This classic Merlot shows characters of red berries and cloves with a hint of mintiness. Forthcoming on the nose with sweet violets and spicy oak. The wine is elegant and smooth with supple tannins.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.30 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.60 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards Celebrated Collection
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2009 - Bronze 
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 - Bronze 
John Platter Wine Guide 2010 - 4 ½Stars
Veritas 2009 - Silver

ageing : It is ready to drink now, or within 5 years.

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked and sorted twice before a pure yeast culture, B13, 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 litre barrels of French oak.

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