Raka Spliced 2013

Raka Spliced 2013

Appearance: Beautiful red colour
Nose: A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe red fruit, berries, prunes and slight oak spices flavours. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood.
Palate is generous and full with lots of fruity tones.

Boerewors Baebecue Spare ribs Spicy stew Chicken liver parfait Guinea fowl Gourmet burgers Butternut soup.

variety : Shiraz [ 32% Shiraz, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 14% Mourvedre ]
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 5.20 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyards.

in the cellar : A second berry sorting was done in the cellar, before a pure yeast culture was inocculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3-5 times per day and manuel punch downs done for 5 days. 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’s transfer to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak types. (25% New).

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