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Raka Figurehead 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Josef Dreyer
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.72
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 5.3 g/l
Appellation : Klein River
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes
This is a dark coloured, bold wine with upfront lively, spicy fruit. The pinotage adds lovely fruit flavours that linger on the aftertaste. Dark fruits and good ripeness leads to complex palate with spice and herbal notes.
Blend Information
36% Pinotage, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
About The Harvest
All grapes were hand picked .
In The Cellar
All grapes were sorted before a pure yeast culture was inocculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3 - 5 times per day for 5 days and the cake punched down. 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 to a combination of 225 liter barrels of French oak types. The wine spent between 12 - 14 months is barrel before blending, bottling and labeling.
Additional Information
Appearance: Clear ruby colour

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