Raka Spliced 2008

Raka Spliced 2008

Appearance: Striking dark red
Wine Style: Dry
Nose & Palate: A soft, fruity wine with a hint of smokey tones derived oak, delicate ripe red berries. Palate is generous with lots of fruity tones. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and oak..


variety : Merlot [ 66% Merlot 19% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Ruby Cabernet ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 5.20 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

John Platter 2011: 3 Stars

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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