Kaapzicht Bin 3 2001

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.83 %vol
pH - 3.48
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

2003 Expovina Switzerland October 2003 - Gold Medal
2002 Veritas - Gold
2002 John Platter Guide 2003 - 4Stars
2003 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards - Silver
2003 Fairbairn Capital SA Trophy Wine Show - Gold
2002 Fairbairn Capital SA Trophy Wine Show - Silver
2002 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Grand Gold - Best Red Blend

Tasting Notes

Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Gold
Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards - March 2003 - Silver
John Platter 2002 - 4 Stars
Veritas 2002 - Gold
SA Trophy Wine Competition - June 2002 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2002 - Grand Gold Winner, Best Red Blend
A medium to full-bodied, tautly structured Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The wine delivers a black current jam fruitiness with dark chocolate, tobacco and cedar oak and a hint of mint on the nose. There is density and weight on the palate where ripe, juicy fruit rules with smooth tannins. A big mouthful of flavour – definitely not a shy wine!

Ageing Potential

Although drinking well already, the wine should hold for another 4 to 5 years.

Blend Information

51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

A wine to enjoy with barbequed chicken, pork kebabs, pastas, grilled or roasted vegetables and cheese.

In The Vineyard

12 and 13-year old trellised vines were planted on R 110 rootstock in Clovelly type soil. Yield of 7-8 tons per hectare.

In The Cellar

Grapes were destalked and fermented with in stainless steel red wine tanks. 4 Pump-overs were done daily. After malolactic fermentation the wine matured in French oak for 6 months.


Other Vintages

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Kaapzicht Bin 3 2018 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2017 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2016 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2015 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2014 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2013 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2012 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2011 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2010 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2009 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2008 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2007 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2006 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2005 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2004 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2003 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2002 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2001 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2000 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon
Kaapzicht Bin 3 1996 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon

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