Raka Cabernet Franc 2008

Raka Cabernet Franc 2008

Appearance: Garnet colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Taste: This Cabernet Franc has a summer berry character - strawberries, raspberries, cherries and mulberries - and violets as the bouquet opens up. The palate is soft and smooth with coffee tones and a velvet finish. 


variety : Cabernet Franc [ 100% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver Ward
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2010: Silver
Veritas 2009: Bronze
John Platter 2010: 4 Stars

in the vineyard : Wine-growing Area: Kleinriver Ward

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : Grapes were sorted before inoculated with a pure yeast culture. 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. The wine spent between 12-14 months is barrel before bottling and labeling.

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