Raka Figurehead 2008

Raka Figurehead 2008

Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Nose: The berries and black currant of the Cabernet Sauvignon is prominent with hints of spicy eucalyptus. This is supported by a lovely caramel and chocolate flavours of the Merlot and soft pepper and sandlewood flavours of Cabernet Franc. This is rounded of beautifully with the Pinotage offering banana, boiled sweets and a touch of mocha.
Palate: Layers of herbaceous black olives, smoky cedar with a touch of cigar box, pencil shavings and sour cherries. This is supported by good toastiness from sweet oak.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Pinotage, 16% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Kleinriver Ward
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Veritas 2011 - Gold

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 and the cake punched down. 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 wine to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak types. The wine spent between 12 - 14 months is barrel before blending, bottling and labeling.

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