The Wine: Soft, Ruby with slightly purple colour. Raka Sangiovese 2016 shows the fruity charm and flavours of the variety. Hints of tomato cocktail and raisins with a slight wiff of fresh garden herbs and tamed leather. Medium finish.
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Winemaker : Josef Dreyer
Wine Region: Overberg
At a Glance: ABV: 14.00 %vol RS : 3.0 g/l PH :3.53 TA : 6.0 g/l
TYPE : Red STYLE : Dry BODY : Medium CLOSURE : Cork
In the Vineyard: All grapes were hand picked.
In the cellar: Grapes were sorted, then cold soaked after destemming, and a pure yeast culture, BM 45, was inoculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3-5 times per day for 5 days, with twice daily punch-downs. 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 being moved to a combination of 225 litre French and Hungarian oak barrels.