Region: Klein River
The Raka brand is named after owner 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 wines.The farm is 17 kilometres from Stanford in the Kleinrivier Mountains, whose slopes provide a variety of aspects and soil types.
This super Merlot was matured in 225 litre French oak barrels, and has a deep ruby colour. The flavour is rich and fruity, exhibiting dark red plums and subtle spice, balanced by firm tannins and good acidity to balance. Not your usual quaffing Merlot – serve at the dinner table with a good braised beef stew and mashed potatoes. It will improve with another three years in the cellar.