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OUR WINES   (archived)
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Appearance: Clear, lime green in colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: This Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from 3 different slopes and locations on our farm, giving the wine a complex character. Light clear colour, aromas of tropical fruit (kumquats and gooseberries) with a hint of linden. The same fruit character follows through on the palate with a soft acidity and a lingering green finish.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.3  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Appearance: Clear, lime green in colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: This is a crisp, elegant and fresh Sauvignon blanc with citrus and mineral tones on the nose. On the palet the wine is fruitier with gooseberry  and lemon characters;  these follow trough  to a dry integrated acidity.

Alc: 13.00  RS: 1.2  pH: 3.49  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Appearance: Clear, lime green in colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: Crisp and convincing of the variety flavours. Fresh  asparagus, faint grass, and a little green pepper. Perky finish. Real crowd pleaser.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Appearance: Clear, lime green in colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: A crisp wine with a good balance between rich fruit and integrated smooth acidity. Floral tones, asparagus, tinned peas and lime on the nose, with lime and other citrus fruit on the medium palate and lingering citrussy aftertaste.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.5  pH: 3.73  TA: 5.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Appearance: Clear, lime green colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: A lovely fresh, crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Mineral tones with pineapple sweetness on the nose with a tropical body, balanced acidity and apple freshness on the finish.

Alc: 13.00  RS: 1.3  pH: 3.55  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Appearance: Clear colour
Lively nose with sweet fruity aromas. Intense fruit on the palate with crisp mineral tones, well balanced with a soft finish.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Shannonea 2011
Appearance: Pale straw colour.
Style of Wine: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: A light and fruity wine for any occasion. Citric tones from the Chardonnay are complemented by goosberries and peach from the Sauvigono blanc, which carries trough on the palate with a hint of greenpepper. The wooded Chardonney ensures a rich finish.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.0  pH: 3.47  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Shannonea 2012
Appearance: Pale straw colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: A delightful surprising nose of ripe melon and tropical fruit caring trough to a full palate with subtle flavours of spice and apple. Medium after taste.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.79  TA: 4.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Shannonea 2013 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Pale straw colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: A delightful surprising nose of ripe melon and tropical fruit caring trough to a full palate with subtle flavours of spice and apple. Medium after taste.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.79  TA: 4.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Chenin Blanc 2010 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Lime green colour.
Bouquet and Palate: Refreshing aroma of honeycomb, roasted hazelnuts and vanilla. On the palate the wood component give the wine a full creamy mouth feel with more honey and vanilla. A soft, slightly acidic finish.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 3.6  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Chenin Blanc 2012
Appearance: Lime green colour.
Bouquet and Palate: A fresh slightly oaked wine with apple pie and light vanilla flavours. Mouthfilling, rounded, with bee’s wax and cider on the palate and good zesty finish.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.61  TA: 5.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Chenin Blanc 2013
Appearance: Lime green colour.
Bouquet and Palate: A fresh slightly oaked wine with apple pie and light vanilla flavours. Mouthfilling, rounded, with bee’s wax and cider on the palate and good zesty finish.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.31  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Chenin Blanc 2014 - NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Lime green colour.
The aroma embrace hints of honey, melon, peach and other fruits with light oak tones. The crisp taste is due to the acid level of the wine, the "sweet fruit taste" lingers on the pallet. It's perfect with light dishes and complements most appetizers.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.31  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rosé 2011
Appearance: Bright berry red colour
Bouquet and Palate: Fresh summer berries on the nose with hints of candy and an ellusive hint of oak. The crisp palate is supported by the acidity of the Sauvignon blanc ensuring a long, lingering aftertaste.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.43  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rosé 2012
Appearance: Bright berry red colour
Bouquet and Palate: The nose reveals a little white pepper but mostly ripe berries, strawberry sweets and red jelly, which is also to be found on the palate. The wine ends dry but full of fruit and the aftertaste lingers.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.43  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rosé 2014
Appearance: melon pink colour
Bouquet and Palate: The rose has a melon pink colour and shows  sweetish characters of candy floss and berry jam. On the palate the wine reveals to be completely dry with a spicy grip. It has a soft berry finish.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.43  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rosé 2015
Appearance: Light pink magenta colour
Bouquet and Palate: A sweet nose of cherries, berries and candy floss. The palate is dry with 'savoury fruity' tones and a refreshing acidity .

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.4  pH: 3.47  TA: 5.74  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2010
Appearance: Ruby red with purple rim.
Style of Wine: Dry.
Nose and Palate: Perfect house wine. The wine has redberry flavours on the nose with herbs and spices coming from the Mourvèdre (oreganum, white peper and cloves). Full palate with with some spice soft rounded juicy tannins.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2011 -  SOLD OUT
Intense ruby red colour with blackcurrant, spice and ripe fruit on the nose. Fruity tones and soft tannins on the palate with a long spicy aftertaste.
Alc: 14.00  RS: 3.1  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2012
Appearance: Ruby Red with purple rim. Nose & Palate: 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.
Alc: 14.00  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.64  TA: 4.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2013
Appearance: Beautiful red colour
Nose: A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe red fruit, berries, prunes and slight oak spices flavours. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood.
Palate is generous and full with lots of fruity tones.

Alc: 14.00  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.67  TA: 5.20  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Pinotage 2009
Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: The 2009 Pinotage has a intense, clean purple colour; aromas of red cherries with an explosion of spices backed by oak, bouquet well carry trough on the palate. A medium bodied wine with good balance between acidity and tannins.

Alc: 14  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.64  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Pinotage 2010
Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Bouquet and Palate: Huge concentration of dark fruits. Savoury nose carries through to the palate. Serious wine that shows lots of varietal character. Not for the faint hearted.

Alc: 14  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.96  TA: 4.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sangiovese 2009
Fresh crushed blueberries, cinnamon and cloves gives a flowery, spice aroma. Flavours of roasted cherry tomatoes and ripe fruitcake well supported by a lingering vanilla aftertaste.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.9  pH: 3.35  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sangiovese 2010
Appearance: Soft, Ruby with slightly purple colour
Very attractive wine, friendly savouriness with a hint of sour cherries. Lingering finish and tactfully oaked. Surprisingly elegant.

Alc: 15.0  RS: 4.5  pH: 3.59  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sangiovese 2011 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Soft, Ruby with slightly purple colour
Bouquet & Palate: This is a well balanced , elegant wine. Shows sour cherries and mulberries on both nose and palate. Firm dry tannins and warm finish.

Alc: 13.00  RS: 4.2  pH: 3.4  TA: 6.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sangiovese 2012

Appearance: Soft, ruby with slightly purple colour.
Bouquet & Palate: Ripe, easy and sweet with mulberry flavours and earthy tones. It has firm dry tannins.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.61  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sangiovese 2013
Appearance: Soft, Ruby with slightly purple colour
Bouquet & Palate: This is a well balanced , elegant wine. Shows sour cherries and mulberries on both nose and palate. Firm dry tannins and warm finish.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.5  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Pinotage 2011
Appearance: Clear ruby colour.Bouquet and Palate: A good oak balance supports the ripe juicy plum and fruit concentration and offers a savoury, earthy handshake.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Pinotage 2013

Appearance: Clear Ruby colour
The Pinotage has a intense, clean purple colour; aromas of red cherries with a explosion of spices backed by oak, bouquet well carry trough on the palate. A medium body with well balance between acidity and tannins.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.56  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2010
Intense deep red colour with blackcurrant and cherry on the nose. The palate is well structured and pure with soft tannins and a lingering fruity aftertaste.
Alc: 14.00  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.56  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2011
This Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of blackberries and cherries with spice on the nose. The palate is well structured with fruitcake and a vanilla sweetness with elegant oak flavours. Soft tannins with a lingering fruity aftertaste.
Appearance: Dark Plum Colour

Alc: 14.00  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2012
Dark, deep red colour. Bold aromas of blackcurrant and mulberries with hints of aromatic herbs. The palet is finely formed and elegant with forest floor earthiness complimented by the blackcurrant fruitiness. Long, soft, lingering fruity finish.
Alc: 14.00  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.71  TA: 5.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Figurehead 2009
Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Bouquet & Palate: 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.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Figurehead 2013
Nose: The berries and black currant of the Cabernet Sauvignon is prominent with hints of spicy eucalyptus. This is supported by a lovely caramel and chocolate flavours of the Merlot and soft pepper and sandlewood flavours of Cabernet Franc. This is rounded of beautifully with the Pinotage offering banana, boiled sweets and a touch of mocha.
Palette: Layers of herbaceous black olives, smoky cedar with a touch of cigar box, pencil shavings and sour cherries. This is supported by good toastiness from sweet oak.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.8  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2010
Appearance: Clean Ruby colour.
The Shiraz offers a kaleidoscope of black berry, violets, vanilla and white pepper aromas and flavours. The lush texture, seamless and complex structure adds to elegance and refinement.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2011
Appearance: Clean Ruby colour.
The Shiraz offers a kaleidoscope of black berry, violets, vanilla and white pepper aromas and flavours in 2011. The lush texture, seamless and complex structure adds to elegance and refinement.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.1  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2012
Appearance: Clean ruby colour
Spicy aromas with hints of chocolate, coffee and black fruit is forthcoming on the bouquet. These aromas follow through on a silky full body palate, with dried plum and pepper flavours. Complete structure and a full body wine with a well balanced between tannins acidity leaves a lingering taste.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.68  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2009
The Merlot 2009 is a selection of the ten best barrels of Merlot produced in that year. On the nose this wine is an explosion of dark fruit - prunes and blackberries with a slight caramelized sweetness. These flavours are repeated on the palate with some smoky tones complemented by well integrated oak. Lingering finish.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.49  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2010
Appearance: Deep ruby colour
Tomato leaf and plum tones. Ripe and luscious fruit. Light mint and eucalyptus flavours, generous tannic base.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.56  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2012
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.
Alc: 14.50  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.40  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2011
Appearance: Deep ruby colour. Deep, inviting colour. Spicy and sweet plum flavour that blends well with a firm tannin.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2013
Rich, round and restrained with succulent black fruit elegance and integrated with structure that mingles harmoniously with light oak
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2014
On the nose this wine is an explosion of dark fruit - prunes and blackberries with a slight caramelized sweetness. These flavors are repeated on the palate with some smoky tones complimented by well integrated oak. Lingering finish.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.56  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Malbec 2012
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The Malbec has a deep violet coloUr, plum-like aromas and cherries on the nose.  The wine has a soft mouthfeel, non-aggressive tannins with vanilla and fruity tones

Alc: 14.0  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.54  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Malbec 2013
Rich fruit flavor of plumbs and dark berries on the nose with slight spicy hints. The pallets shows freshness with cherry and berries that leads juicy tannins and lovely acidity, smoky finish.
Appearnce: Dark rich purple colour.

Alc: 13.50  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.45  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Cabernet Franc 2011
Appearance: Medium deep ruby red colour.
This Cabernet Franc has an elegant perfume of concentrated berry flavours with an herbal edge. Good oak balance is in perfect harmony with the fresh and intense fruit, balanced by a fine acid structure.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Cabernet Franc 2013
Appearance: Garnet colour.
The wine has a deep and intense garnet colour. The nose shows ripe cassis and smokey flavours, complexed by aromas of blackberry and plum. The palate is full round with ripe chewy tannins and flavours of coffee, chocolate, cigar box and liquorice. The balanced acid creates a firm finish, complemented by lingering sweetness.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Appearance: Rich deep ruby colour.
This is an elegant, structured wine with berry fruit aromas and soft mint on the palate. A full-bodied wine with well-integrated oak, it has beautiful depth of character which will ensure successful ageing.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.51  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Appearance: Deep Red
This is an elegant, structured wine with berry fruit aromas and soft mint on the palate. A full-bodied wine with well-integrated oak, it has beautiful depth of character which will ensure successful ageing.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.51  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2007
Appearance: Rich deep ruby colour.
This Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of spice and blackberries with a touch of mint and cigar box. The wine is well balanced with a full mouth feel which will improve with ageing up to 8 years.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 4.1  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Petit Verdot 2009
Spicy dark fruit minty vanilla liquorish finish on the nose. The palate reveals dark fruit with layers of meatiness, pepper and sweet vanilla spice.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2008
Appearance: Rich deep ruby colour.
Nose & Palate: Ruby colour, smooth, harmonious flavours of ripe berries and black cherries with spicy hints and some vanilla. Good balance, with mouthfilling fruit, spice and silky tannins.

Alc: 14.00  RS: 4.0  pH: 3.57  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Petit Verdot 2010
This deep ruby-hued wine offers intense dark cherry and blackcurrant flavours with great fruit purity. It has refreshing acidity and rich, complex savoury support.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.64  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Figurehead 2008 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Nose: The berries and black currant of the Cabernet Sauvignon is prominent with hints of spicy eucalyptus. This is supported by a lovely caramel and chocolate flavours of the Merlot and soft pepper and sandlewood flavours of Cabernet Franc. This is rounded of beautifully with the Pinotage offering banana, boiled sweets and a touch of mocha.
Palate: Layers of herbaceous black olives, smoky cedar with a touch of cigar box, pencil shavings and sour cherries. This is supported by good toastiness from sweet oak.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.8  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2008
Appearance: Clean ruby colour.
Bouquet and Palate: Spicy aromas with hints of chocolate, coffee and black fruit is forthcoming on the bouquet. These aromas follow through on a silky full bodied palate, with dried plum and pepper flavours. Complete structure and a full bodied wine with good balance between the tannins and acidity leaving a lingering after taste.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 4.6  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2009
Appearance: Clean ruby colour.
Bouquet and Palate: Excellent balance between well integrated oak and fruit. White pepper dominates the nose, the wine explodes into ripe plush fruit on the palate. Pure drinking pleasure.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Malbec 2009
The nose reveals plums, roasted coffee and forest floor flavours. On the palate baked blueberry muffins with lovely plummy, salty finish.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.46  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Cabernet Franc 2008 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Garnet colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Taste: This Cabernet Franc has a summer berry character - strawberries, raspberries, cherries and mulberries - and violets as the bouquet opens up. The palate is soft and smooth with coffee tones and a velvet finish. 

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.71  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Cabernet Franc 2009 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Garnet colour.

Deep colour and elegant perfume . The wine displays concentrated berry flavours, a herbal edge & dusty tannins. The fresh and intense fruit is in perfect harmony with the oak and balanced by a fine acid structure

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.5  pH: 3.5  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Appearance: Clear, straw-yellow in colour
Wine Style: Dry

This wine shows classic cool climate characteristics. Pronounced tropical aromas with gooseberries, pear and guava. Hints of green pepper, fig and asparagus These aromas follow through onto a lively, crisp palate with richness and complexity

Alc: 14.0  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.35  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Appearance: Clear, Lime green in colour
Wine Style: Dry
This wine shows classic cool climate characteristics. Pronounced tropical aromas with gooseberries, pear and guava. Hints of green pepper, fig and asparagus These aromas follow through onto a lively, crisp palate with richness and complexity.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.35  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Appearance: Rich deep ruby colour.
This is an elegant, structured wine with berry fruit aromas and soft mint on the palate. A full-bodied wine with well-integrated oak, it has beautiful depth of character which will ensure successful ageing.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.51  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2011
This Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from three different slopes and locations on our farm, giving the wine a complex character. Light clear colour, aromas of tropical fruit (kumquats and gooseberries) with a hint of linden. The same fruit character follows through on the palate with a soft acidity and a lingering green finish.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.57  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Shannonea 2008
Appearance: Pale straw colour
Style of Wine: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: All the classic aromas and flavours of gooseberries and green peppers gives the wine its youthful vibrance and fresh appeal, slight oakiness compliments the Chardonnay component. Great harmony between nose and palate, with lemony-fruit a subtle flintiness on the palate, complimented by oak.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.7  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Shannonea 2009 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Pale straw colour.
Style of Wine: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: All the classic aromas and flavours of gooseberries and green peppers gives the wine its youthful vibrance and fresh appeal, slight oakiness compliments the Chardonnay component. Great harmony between nose and palate, with lemony-fruit a subtle flintiness on the palate, complimented by oak.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Chenin Blanc 2008
Appearance: Yellow, lime green colour
Bouquet & Palate: Yellow, lime green colour. Guava with hints of fresh straw on nose. Rich, racy and full on middle palate This fruity, well-balanced wine is distinguishable by its mango and honey aromas on the nose. On the palate, it has a core of fruit with hints of nuts and honey.

Alc: 14%  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.61  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Chenin Blanc 2009
Appearance: Lime green coulor
Bouque:t Palate The aroma embrace hints of honey, melon, peach and other fruits with light oak tones. The crisp taste is due to the acid level of the wine, the "sweet fruit taste" lingers on the pallet. It's perfect with light dishes and complements most appetizers.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.45  TA: 5.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rosé 2008
Appearance: Bright clear in colour with an orange tinge
The aromas are complex. Rich flavours of prunes and crushed strawberry, complimented by hints of honey. The same characters carries through on the palate with a refreshing crisp, sweetish finish.

Alc: 13  RS: 4.5  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rosé 2010
Bouquet and Palate: On the nose there is an unexpected abundance of fresh, fich flavours of crushed fruit. The same characters carries through on the palate with a refreshing crisp watermelon finish.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.64  TA: 4.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2009 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Ruby red with purple background.
Wine Style: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: A soft, fruity wine with a hint of smoky tones. The rich plum and wild berry flavours on the nose add to the full-rounded ripeness on the palate, ensuring a harmonious blend with a velvety finish. The French oak flavours enhance the complexity of this medium bodied smooth and rounded red wine.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.5  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2005
Appearance: Clear ruby colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: Clear ruby colour. Rich dark berry aromas, incredible fruit concentration with hints of caramel on the nose. Easy drinking wine, smoky tobacco on the palate.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.76  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2007
Appearance: Beautiful red colour
Wine Style: Dry
Nose & Palate: A soft, fruity wine with delicate ripe red fruit, berries, prunes and slight oak spices flavours. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and wood. Palate is generous and full with lots of fruity tones.

Alc: 14.0  RS:  pH: 3.67  TA: 5.20  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2008
Appearance: Striking dark red
Wine Style: Dry
Nose & Palate: A soft, fruity wine with a hint of smokey tones derived oak, delicate ripe red berries. Palate is generous with lots of fruity tones. With the subtle use of oak, this wine has a wonderfully appealing balance between fruit and oak..

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.67  TA: 5.20  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Pinotage 2007
2008 Michelangelo Awards - Silver Medal
This wine has a nice dark colour and a typical Pinotage nose of banana and lots of Rooibos tea. It is full bodied, displays spice and pepper on the tongue, but is soft and smooth with a lingering aftertaste. The fruit and wood flavours are well integrated, making it a ready to drink wine now but delicious in five years.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.58  TA: 5.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Pinotage 2008
The 2008 Pinotage has a deep purple colour with scarlet tint. Aromas of black and red berries backed by oak, spicy undertones of cinnamon and cloves giving way to a rich, mouth-filling palate supported by a well integrated concentration of tannin and oak.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.82  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Pinotage 2010
Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Wine Style: Dry.
Bouquet and Palate: The 2009 Pinotage has a intense, clean purple colour; aromas of red cherries with an explosion of spices backed by oak, bouquet well carry trough on the palate. A medium bodied wine with good balance between acidity and tannins.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.96  TA: 4.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sangiovese 2007
2008 Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
2008 Michelangelo Awards - Silver Medal

Clear Ruby colour. Pleasant sweet and sour cherries with good wood integration. Soft and velvety on the finish.  

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.66  pH: 3.65  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sangiovese 2008
Raka Sangiovese has a deep raspberry colour, a fragrant, elegant nose with cranberry, cherry and hints of spice and an elegant, lingering palate with toasted nuts and cherries. It has a beautiful rich finish.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2007
Appearance: Deep ruby colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: This classic Merlot shows characters of red berries and cloves with a hint of mintiness. Forthcoming on the nose with sweet violets and spicy oak. The wine is elegant and smooth with supple tannins.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.30  pH: 3.6  TA: 5.60  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Select Merlot 2008
This classic Merlot shows good barrel intergration on the bouquet, characters of berries and spices like cloves and herbal tones. Forthcoming on the nose is spicy oak and red berries. The wine is elegant, smooth with good tannins and great balance .
Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.7  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2004
2008 John Platter - 4 Stars
Wine Magazine - 4 Stars
Calyon Trophy - Top 10
2008 Decanter Awards 2008 - Bronze Medal
2008 Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards – Silver Award
2007 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold Medal
2006 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver (83/100)
2005 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver Medal
Veritas 2005 - Silver
SAA inflight 2006 - Premium Class

This still young Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of blackberries, spice and liquorice against a cigar box background. A deep-coloured, well balanced wine with a full mouth feel and lingering after taste that will improve with ageing up to 8 years.

Alc: 14.56  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.8  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2005
This Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of spice and blackberries with a touch of mint and cigar box. The wine is well balanced with a full mouth feel which will improve with ageing up to 8 years.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.60  pH: 3.61  TA: 5.80  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2006
Appearance: Rich deep ruby colour
This Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of spice and blackberries with a touch of mint and cigar box. The wine is well balanced with a full mouth feel which will improve with ageing up to 8 years.

Alc: 14  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.52  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Figurehead 2006
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.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Figurehead 2007
A bouquet of warm spices and banana aromas welcomes you. This full-bodied Cape blend with complexity of blackberry and meaty characters on the palate leaves a long finish of fruit and spice that lingers on the palate.
Alc: 14.6  RS: 3.8  pH: 3.72  TA: 5.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2007
John Platter - 4 Stars
Grand Prix Degustation Wine Show - Grand Prix Trophy
Veritas 2007 - Bronze

Pale straw colour. Fresh and crisp with appealing aromas of green pepper, freshly mowed lawn and fig; subtle hints of pear and gooseberry. There is harmony between nose and palate. Green figs and hints of pineapple is underpinned by a subtle flintiness.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.3  pH: 3.23  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2006
Appearance: Rich purple colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: A Good intensity of colour, with a young and vibrant red – purple hue. Lots of chewy black fruits on the nose, with some notes of orange peel. A palate loaded with balanced fruit, with very appealing ripe, slightly spicy tannins, and fairly soft acidity.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.5  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2007
Appearance: Rich purple colour
Wine Style: Dry
Nose & Palate: Peppery Karoo bush aromas with hints of vanilla sweetness and linden. These aromas follow through on a silky full body palate, with ripe plum and chocolate flavours. Well rounded tannins ending in a pleasant, long lingering aftertaste.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.67  TA: 5.20  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rose 2007
Bright clear pink. This slightly wooded Rose has a complex nose of rose petals, ripe berry fruit and just the slightest hint of mixed spice. More cherries and berries on the palate filling the mouth and easing in to a long elegant aftertaste.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.23  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Petit Verdot 2007
Appearance: Dark plum colour
Style of Wine: Dry
Nose & Palate: Intense dark purple colour with complex berry fruit characters, cloves and fruit cake. The wine has a huge intensity on the pallet with a creamy finish.

Alc: 14.50  RS: 2.60  pH: 3.55  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Petit Verdot 2008
Intense dark purple colour with complex berry fruit characters, cloves and fruit cake. The wine has a huge intensity on the palate with a creamy finish.

Alc: 14.50  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.72  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2004
Veritas 2007 - Bronze
Veritas 2006 - Bronze
WINE magazine September 2006 - 4 stars

2006 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold Medal
Clear ruby colour. Herbaceous nose with rich plums, coffee and savoury notes on the palate. Huge structure with serious wood but supple tannins and a long finish.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.8  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Malbec 2006
Appearance: Dark rich purple colour
Nose & Palate: Intense dark purple colour with wild berry, black cherry fruit characters are lanced with nuances of liquorice and oak derived spice. The palate is a well combined mixture of up-front fruit and smokiness.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.20  pH: 3.70  TA: 5.70  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Malbec 2008
Intense dark purple colour with wild berry, black cherry fruit characters laced with nuances of liquorice and oak derived spice. The palate is a well combined mixture of up-front fruit and smokiness.
Alc: 12.5  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.64  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sangiovese 2006
Veritas 2007 - Silver
Clear ruby colour. Pleasant sweet and sour cherries with good wood integration. Soft and velvety on the finish.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.66  pH: 3.65  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Selected Merlot 2006
Deep ruby colour. This classic Merlot shows characters of red berries and cloves with a hint of mintiness. Forthcoming on the nose with sweet violets and spicy oak. The wine is elegant and smooth with supple tannins. It is ready to drink now, or within 5 years.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.52  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Figurehead 2004
Veritas 2007 - Bronze
2007 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Second: Cape Blend

2007 Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze Medal
Veritas 2006 - Gold
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Gold Medal
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 – Seal of Approval
This Cape blend style, reveals raspberries, black tea and soy sauce on the nose with a hint of spice and sun dried tomatoes. The spice and soy sauce comes through on the palate. Leaving a mouth coating long finish.

Alc: 14.56  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.8  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Figurehead 2005
2008 Veritas Awards - Bronze Medal
Wein Welt - 5 Stars
Veritas 2007 - Bronze
2007 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold Medal

2007 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (74/100)
2006 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver Medal
This Cape-style blend (30% Pinotage) reveals raspberries on the nose with a hint of spice and sun-dried tomatoes. The spiciness comes through on the palate, leaving a mouth-coating long finish.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2006
2008 Veritas Awards - Bronze Awards
Dark plum in colour. Rich dark berry aromas, incredible fruit concentration, with hints of caramel on the nose. Easy drinking wine smoky tobacco on the pallet.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.8  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2005
2008 John Platter - 4½ Stars
2007 Veritas - Silver
2007 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver Medal
2006 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold Medall

This Shiraz shows leather and meat spices on the nose. The palate is a well combined mixture of spiciness, up-front fruit and smokiness.

Alc: 14.47  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Petit Verdot 2006
2007 Veritas - Gold Medal
Appearance: Dark plum colour
Style of Wine: Dry
Nose & Palate: Intense dark purple colour with complex berry fruit characters, cloves and fruit cake. The wine has a huge intensity on the pallet with a creamy finish.

Alc: 14.50  RS: 2.60  pH: 3.55  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Barrel Selected Merlot 2005
Veritas 2006 - Bronze
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Gold Medal

Deep ruby colour. This wine shows hints of mint with cassis, red berries and cloves. Sweet violets and some smokiness follows through on the palate. The palate is full-bodied and well-balanced with ripe tannins and a smooth finish.

Alc: 14.83  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.52  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rosé 2009
Appearance: Bright clear in colour with an orange tinge
The aromas are complex. Rich flavours of prunes and crushed strawberry, complimented by hints of honey. The same characters carries through on the palate with a refreshing crisp, sweetish finish.

Alc: 13  RS: 4.5  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2002
Veritas 2006 - Bronze
This Shiraz presents a heady nose of peppercorns, pimento and ripe fruit with just a hint of coconut. The palate fulfils this promise. A well structured wine, with approachable tannins and balanced wood integration.

Alc: 15.0  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.68  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2003
Veritas 2006 - Gold
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 – Bronze
This Shiraz presents a heady nose of peppercorns, pimento and ripe fruit with just a hint of coconut. The palate fulfils this promise. A well structured wine, with approachable tannins and balanced wood integration.

Alc: 14.3  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.8  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Biography Shiraz 2004
2007 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Double Gold Medal
2007 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - First Gold: Shiraz
2007 Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze Medal
Veritas 2006 - Double Gold
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Trophy Winner (96/100) - highest scoring gold medal winner in its class
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 – Silver
Brussels Monde Selection Wine Show 2006 - Silver
2005 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver Medal
Veritas 2005 - Double Gold
Veritas 2004 - Double Gold
This rich and deep coloured Shiraz reveals a lot of white pepper, cooked tomatoes and coriander seeds. A surprise of maple syrup and a hint of papaya! The palate has a great structure and approachable tannins. Will benefit from aging of five to eight years.

Alc: 14.83  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.81  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2002
This is a blend of stylish complexity. The nose offers red berries, with hints of cassis and chocolate/toffee overtones. The palate reveals subtle flavors and approachable tannins.
Alc: 14.57  RS: 2.40  pH: 3.44  TA: 6.20  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Pinotage 2003
This wine has a nice dark colour and a typical Pinotage nose with lots of banana. It is full bodied, displays spice and pepper on the tongue, but is soft and smooth with a lingering aftertaste. The fruit and wood flavours are well integrated, making it a ready to drink wine now but delicious in five years.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.79  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Pinotage 2004
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Gold Medal
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Silver
This wine has a nice dark colour and a typical Pinotage nose with lots of banana. It is full bodied, displays spice and pepper on the tongue, but is soft and smooth with a lingering aftertaste. The fruit and wood flavours are well integrated, making it a ready to drink wine now but delicious in five years.

Alc: 14.38  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.68  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2002
On the palate, this Bordeaux blend is well structured with ripe juicy fruit flavors and accessible tannins. The nose, although shy at first, offers hints of cassis with just a whiff of cigars.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.65  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2003
2007 Decanter World Wine Awards – Silver Medal
Veritas 2006 - Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze

Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 – Silver
Dark bright ruby colour, blackcurrant, berries and black cherries with spicy hints some lead pencil and well-hidden oak on the nose. Juicy black fruit carries through on the palate, fairly complex, good balance, long dry finish.

Alc: 14.34  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.75  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Red 2002
A subtle blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Ruby Cabernet, Shiraz and Petite Verdot. Matured for 6 months in French and American oak, the wine has an herbaceous fynbos nose with a palate of ripe cherries and chocolate.
Alc: 14.00  RS: 3.89  pH: 3.61  TA: 5.44  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rosé 2004
Made from 18% Sangiovese and 82% extracted juice. The Sangiovese spend one month in French oak. A delightful nose of strawberries and rose petals with a slight lemon palate and a long elegant finish.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 3.20  pH: 3.63  TA: 4.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Rose 2005

Alc: 13.5  RS: 3.7  pH: 3.47  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sangiovese 2005
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal
Pleasant sweet and sour cherries with good wood integration. Soft and velvety on the finish.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.66  pH: 3.65  TA: 4.89  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Flavours of green peppers and asparagus, with hints of citrus. A fresh, crispy, lively wine with a finely structured palate - lots of grassy green flavours. Somewhat closed now but should open up with time.
Alc: 12.5  RS: 1.1  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.60  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Appearance: Pale straw colour
Bouquet: All the classic aromas and flavours of gooseberries, fresh tropical fruit and green peppers give the wine its youthful vibrance and fresh appeal.
Palate: Great harmony between the nose and palate, with lemony-fruit, green figs and a subtle flintiness on the palate.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 1.4  pH: 3.2  TA: 5.60  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Spliced 2003
Good even ruby colour, ripe fruit and strawberry on the nose, fruity plum and red berries with some marmite/salami on the palate, well judged, absorbed tannins, good balance, lingering finish.
Alc: 14.43  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Cabernet Franc 2007
The wine has a deep and intense garnet colour. The nose shows ripe cassis and smokey flavours, complexed by aromas of blackberry and plum. The palate is full round with ripe chewy tannins and flavours of coffee, chocolate, cigar box and liquorice. The balanced acid creates a firm finish, complemented by lingering sweetness.
Alc: 14  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.66  TA: 5.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Windpomp Sauvignon 2010
Flinty Sauvignon Blanc, with a fruity citrus character on the nose. The wine is crisp and easy drinking with a mineral finish.

Alc: 12.0  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.29  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Raka Quinary 2009
This Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of blackberries, spice and liquorice against a cigar box background. Casis with a hint of licorice developing in elegant oak flavours. A deep-coloured, well balanced wine Juicy with soft tannins, a full mouthfeel and lingering after taste.
Alc: 14.00  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.54  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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