Raka Pinotage 2008

Raka Pinotage 2008

The 2008 Pinotage has a deep purple colour with scarlet tint. Aromas of black and red berries backed by oak, spicy undertones of cinnamon and cloves giving way to a rich, mouth-filling palate supported by a well integrated concentration of tannin and oak.


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.82  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

John Platter 2011: 3½ Stars

in the vineyard : Grapes picked from vines located in the Klein River district.

about the harvest: Hand picked in small lug boxes.

in the cellar : Grapes were sorted before inoculated with a pure yeast culture, BM 45. 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 of French and Hungarian oak types.

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