Kaapzicht Bin 3 2009

Kaapzicht Bin 3 2009

Saturated ruby with slightly paling rim, layered savoury-sweet flavours of spiced dark cherries, toasted oak, mocha, dark chocolate and leather; good depth yet not too extracted with earthy berry fruit and finely honed tannins giving balance and structure; a well-defined, expressive finish; perfect partner with ostrich steak served with a red wine reduction.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master


variety : Merlot [ 52% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze Medal

ageing : Drink now to enjoy the fresh fruit or keep for 4 - 5 years for the development of secondary characteristics.

in the vineyard : 15 and 20 year old trellised vines on R110 rootstock were planted in weathered granite type soil. Yield of 6 - 7 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Yield of 7 - 8 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : Grapes were destalked and fermented with NT 50 yeast in stainless steel red wine tanks. Four pump overs were done each day. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in French oak for 23 months.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

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Cabernet Sauvignon
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