Raka Quinary 2012

Raka Quinary 2012

Dark, deep red colour. Bold aromas of blackcurrant and mulberries with hints of aromatic herbs. The palet is finely formed and elegant with forest floor earthiness complimented by the blackcurrant fruitiness. Long, soft, lingering fruity finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 50% Cabernet sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Klein River
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Wine-growing Area: Kleinrivier

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked in small lug boxes.

in the cellar : Grapes were pre cooled to 5° and sorted twice 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 (80%) and American(20%) oak types (25% first full the rest second third and forth full.) The wine spent between 12- 14 months in barrel before bottling and labelling.

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