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Raka Figurehead 2006
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Josef Dreyer
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.62
RS : 2.3 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Kleinriver Ward
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
John Platter Wine Guide 2010: 4½ Stars
Old Mutual Trophy Wine 2009: Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009: Double Gold
Veritas 2008: Bronze

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Clear ruby colour
Wine Style: Dry
Meaty and Muscular, Firm fleshed with soft sweet centre threaded through with ripe tannins and warm spice sprinkle. Already delicious.
Blend Information
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Pinotage, 8% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot
About The Harvest
All grapes were hand picked and sorted twice 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. 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.

Other Vintages
Raka Figurehead 2015 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Figurehead 2014 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Figurehead 2013 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2009 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2008 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2007 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2006 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2005 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2004 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon

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