Raka Spliced is an easy-drinking, everyday red blend. Fruity charm with delicate ripe red fruit, berries, prunes and roasted tomatoes with a wiff of fresh garden herbs. Intensity of the fruit is carried onto the palate and complemented by spice and balanced oak and a smooth finish.
This blend is made of 42% Shiraz, 17% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Sangiovese, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Viognier.
A second berry sorting was done in the cellar, before a pure yeast culture was inocculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3 – 5 times per day and manual punch downs done for 5 days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was drained off the primary lees and transferred to a resting tank. Malolactic fermentation and a brief settling period preceded the wines transfer to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak types.