Raka Figurehead 2009

Raka Figurehead 2009

Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Bouquet & Palate: This is a dark coloured, bold wine with upfront lively, spicy fruit. The pinotage adds lovely fruit flavours that linger on the aftertaste. Dark fruits and good ripeness leads to complex palate with spice and herbal notes.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 12% Pinotage, 16% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

John Platter Wine Guide 2015 - 4 Stars

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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