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Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Josef Dreyer
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.45
RS : 2.3 g/l
Total Acid : 6.0 g/l
Appellation : Klein River
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Appearance: Deep ruby colour
This juicy wine with red cherries, plums and a hint of mintiness on the nose carries the same character through on the palate, combined with spicy oak notes. This elegant and smooth wine has supple tannins.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
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 manual 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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