Kaapzicht Merlot 2002

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.02 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

2005 Veritas Oct.'05 - Bronze
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award May '06 - 2nd place in class - Silver

Tasting Notes

2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Silver
Full-blooded and richly hued with plump, black fruit and mint chocolate flavours. Softly structured tannins underpin luscious fruit and oak vanillin’s. Well-rounded mouth feel with a lingering aftertaste.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy the rich ripe fruits immediately or cellar for 2 – 4 years to allow more development and integration.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in Estcourt type, weathered topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub-soil. Yield of 7 – 8 ton/ha.

About The Harvest

The Merlot was harvested at 24,5° Balling.

In The Cellar

Fermented with NT 112 in red wine tanks and pumped over three times a day, until dry. Pressed lightly at 1,4 Bar. Underwent malolactic fermentation in the tank before going into French Oak barrels for 18 months. 30% new oak was used.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kaapzicht Merlot 2012 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2010 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2008 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2007 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2005 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2003 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2002 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2001 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2000 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 1999 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 1998 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2017 Danie Steytler Merlot

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