Raka Biography Shiraz 2017

Tasting Notes

Winery: Raka
Varietal: Shiraz
SKU: RAKBIOSHI2017 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Raka Biography Shiraz 2017


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4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Elegant 17 (90 pts) maintains standard set by previous, with dried herb-tinge blue & black fruit succulence. Compact yet nimble, with fine dry tannin from 255 new oak. Layered, refined yet rich & long.

Double Platinum NWC Top 100
Gold Veritas Award
Gold Michelangelo International Wine Award

Winemaker Notes

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. Made from 100% Shiraz.

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