Raka Shiraz Biography 2004

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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. THE HARVEST The grapes were hand picked into lug boxes. IN THE CELLAR Pre cooled to 5ºC. Cold soaked for 3 days. 14 months in French (70%) and American (30%) Oak. AGEING POTENTIAL Can keep up to 5 - 8 years from vintage. BLEND INFORMATION 100% Shiraz

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The Raka brand was named after Piet Dreyer's black fishing vessel. Piet's first love has always been the sea. For some 36 years he braved the storms and challenges of the coast, ever in search of the best catch. It is with this same passion that the Dreyer family now pursue the art of winemaking. With the rich blessing of earth and elements, the help of a dedicated workforce, the enthusiasm of ... Read more
The Raka brand was named after Piet Dreyer's black fishing vessel. Piet's first love has always been the sea. For some 36 years he braved the storms and challenges of the coast, ever in search of the best catch. It is with this same passion that the Dreyer family now pursue the art of winemaking. With the rich blessing of earth and elements, the help of a dedicated workforce, the enthusiasm of winemaker Josef Dreyer and the advantages of a modern gravity flow cellar, Piet Dreyer produces his award-winning Raka wines. Read less
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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. THE HARVEST The grapes were hand picked into lug boxes. IN THE CELLAR Pre cooled to 5ºC. Cold soaked for 3 days. 14 months in French (70%) and American (30%) Oak. AGEING POTENTIAL Can keep up to 5 - 8 years from vintage. BLEND INFORMATION 100% Shiraz

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