Raka Figurehead 2007

Raka Figurehead 2007

A bouquet of warm spices and banana aromas welcomes you. This full-bodied Cape blend with complexity of blackberry and meaty characters on the palate leaves a long finish of fruit and spice that lingers on the palate.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 14% Pinotage, 13% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver Ward
analysis : alc : 14.6 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.72  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

John Platter Wine Guide 2011: 4 Stars
Veritas 2010: Silver

ageing : Ready to drink now or in the next 7 years.

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked and sorted 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

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