Platter Review: 4.5* (90 Points)
2019 NWC Top 100 - Double Platinum
2017 Veritas - Gold
2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
The Raka Biography Shiraz is one of South Africa's most popular Shiraz. The wine is a clear ruby in colour. This rich and deep coloured Shiraz reveals a lot of white pepper, dried herb tinge complimented by pepper coriander tones, with hints of sweet blue & black fruit succulence. These aromas follow through on a silky full body palate with fine dry tannin with a rich and long finish.
All grapes were hand picked and sorted twice before a pure yeast culture 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 and American oak types.
This wine is named after Raka, the beloved fishing boat of Piet Dreyer, proprietor of Raka wines. For more than three decades Piet has plied the seas of the Southern ocean in search of the finest catch. This same passion has found home at Raka where the Dreyer family now pursue the earth's bounty for the creation of fine wines.
Cured Meats, Lamb Shank, Roast Beef
Raka winery offers broad array of wines from a creamy rose to a spicy Cabernet. This is truly something for everyone when you buy your wine from Raka. The vineyard is located near Capetown, and its seaside location brings in the cool ocean air to nourish the grapes. The overall effect is needed to create the award winning wins that Raka produces each year.
Alcohol 14% Vol
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