Raka Cabernet Franc 2013

Raka Cabernet Franc 2013

Appearance: Garnet colour.
The wine has a deep and intense garnet colour. The nose shows ripe cassis and smokey flavours, complexed by aromas of blackberry and plum. The palate is full round with ripe chewy tannins and flavours of coffee, chocolate, cigar box and liquorice. The balanced acid creates a firm finish, complemented by lingering sweetness.


variety : Cabernet Franc [ 100% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Klein River
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Wine-growing Area: Kleinriver Ward

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : Grapes were sorted 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 liter barrels of French oak types. The wine spent between 12- 14 months is barrel before bottling and labeling.

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