Raka Biography Shiraz 2007

Raka Biography Shiraz 2007

Appearance: Rich purple colour
Wine Style: Dry
Nose & Palate: Peppery Karoo bush aromas with hints of vanilla sweetness and linden. These aromas follow through on a silky full body palate, with ripe plum and chocolate flavours. Well rounded tannins ending in a pleasant, long lingering aftertaste.


variety : Shiraz [ 87% Shiraz 4% Viognier 9% Morvedre ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Klein River
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 5.20 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2008: Double Gold
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show: Gold
Veritas 2009: Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009: Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards: The Ferroprint Grand Prix Trophy
This Trophy Is Awarded For The Wine With The Highest Score In The Competition.This Exceptional Wine Was Described By The Judges As ‘A World Class Shiraz’ And 'A Prime Example Of Winemaking Excellence'.

about the harvest: All grapes were handpicked and sorted twice.

in the cellar : 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 off the primary lees and transferred to a resting tank. Malolactic fermentation and a brief settling period preceded the transfer of the wine to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French and American oak types.

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