Raka Figurehead 2006

Raka Figurehead 2006

Appearance: Clear ruby colour
Wine Style: Dry
Meaty and Muscular, Firm fleshed with soft sweet centre threaded through with ripe tannins and warm spice sprinkle. Already delicious.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Pinotage, 8% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver Ward
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

John Platter Wine Guide 2010: 4½ Stars
Old Mutual Trophy Wine 2009: Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009: Double Gold
Veritas 2008: Bronze

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked and sorted twice 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. The wine spent between 12- 14 months is barrel before bottling and labeling.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Pinotage
Pinotage
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon