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Riebeek Valley Wine Co., 'RAAR' Petite Sirah

Riebeek Valley Wine Co., 'RAAR' Petite Sirah

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Country: South Africa

Region: Swartland

Grape: Petite Syrah

Style: Full & Powerful Red

Food Pairing: Beef and lamb and Venison

Farming Practices: Standard

RAAR, meaning rare or scarce embodies passion for the Swartland terroir, showcasing lesser-known varietals and intuitive winemaking.
RAAR wine is indeed rare, with only a few barrels made of each wine, the RAAR collection of wines is truly a collector’s find.

Raar wine is indeed rare, with only 4 barrels of wine made.

TASTING NOTE: Full-bodied, exquisitely deep colour combined with complex, silky tannins, and succulent bright plum and berry fruit. A wine that speaks of opulence.

VINEYARD: Bush-vine Petite Sirah, planted 2009, in weathered granite soil, from Fairview Farm, just outside Malmesbury.

WINEMAKING: Hand harvested Petite Sirah with 30% whole bunch clusters was cold soaked for 2 days before being wild fermented in open-top stainless-steel tanks; followed by two weeks of extended skin contact. The wine was pressed into 300L older French oak barrels to mature for 8 months prior to bottling.

SERVE & AGEING: Best served at 14 to 18 °C, this wine will develop in complexity over the next 3 - 5 years.

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