Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2012

Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2012

This juicy wine with red cherries, plums and a hint of mintiness on the nose carries the same character through on the palate, combined with spicy oak notes. This elegant and smooth wine has supple tannins.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Klein River
analysis : alc : 14.50 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

John Platter Wine Guide 2015 - 3½ Stars

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : The grapes were sorted twice before a pure yeast culture, B13, 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.

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