Raka Petit Verdot 2008

Raka Petit Verdot 2008

Intense dark purple colour with complex berry fruit characters, cloves and fruit cake. The wine has a huge intensity on the palate with a creamy finish.


variety : Petit Verdot | 100% Petit Verdot
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver
analysis : alc : 14.50 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.72  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Veritas 2010: Bronze
John Platter Wine Guide 2010: 3½ Stars

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyards.

in the cellar : A second berry sorting was done in the cellar, before a 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 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 (25% new).

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