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Raka Spliced 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Josef Dreyer
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.00 %vol
pH : 3.62
RS : 3.4 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Appellation : Cape South Coast
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Herbaceous


Tasting Notes
An abundance of ripe berries with spice on the nose. On the pallet the wine shows more spicy smoky tones, the oak compliments the spice on the aftertaste leaving a mouth-coating long finish.
Blend Information
43% Shiraz, 25% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9%Malbec, 8% Mouvedre, 4% Viognier
Food Suggestions
Boerewors Baebecue Spare ribs Spicy stew Chicken liver parfait Guinea fowl Gourmet burgers Butternut soup
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).

Other Vintages
Raka Spliced 2014 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2013 Josef Dreyer Shiraz
Raka Spliced 2012 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2011 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2010 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2009 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2008 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2007 Josef Dreyer Malbec
Raka Spliced 2006 Josef Dreyer Merlot
Raka Spliced 2005 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Spliced 2004 Tanya Rousseau Merlot
Raka Spliced 2003 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon

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