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Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Josef Dreyer
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.56
RS : 2.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Appellation : Klein River
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Deep, inviting colour. Spicy and sweet plum flavour that blends well with a firm tannin..
Blend Information
100% Merlot
About The Harvest
All grapes were hand picked.
In The Cellar
The grapes were sorted twice before a pure yeast culture, B13, 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 litre barrels of French oak.

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