Kaapzicht Shiraz 2003

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.74 %vol
pH - 3.47
RS - 1.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

2005 Michelangelo International Wine Awards Sept.'05 - Silver
2005 Mundus Vini (Germany) Sept.'05 - Gold
2005 Veritas Oct.'05 - Silver
2005 John Platter Wine Guide 2006 Nov.'05 - 4 stars
2005 Singapore Wine for Asia Awards Nov.'05 - Gold
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award May '06 - 3rd place in class - Silver
2006 Veritas Oct.'06 - Bronze

Tasting Notes

Veritas 2006 - Bronze
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Bronze
Mundus Vini - Gold (Germany)
Wine for Asia Awards - Gold (Singapore)

Intense dark ruby colour with expressive flavours of roasted vegetables, smoked beef, leather and spice; black berry fruit on the palate adds another dimension to the savoury earthiness. Seamlessly crafted with good balance and structure.

Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Ageing Potential

Can be enjoyed now for the fresh vibrant fruit. Cellaring for 2 – 4 years will reward you well with secondary flavours and more complexity.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

Food Suggestions

A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following but do not forget to include your friends.1. Pork fillet in Phyllo pastry with apples.2. Lamb Masala.3. A variety of Brie, camembert and goats cheese.

In The Vineyard

Estcourt type soil: i.e. Weathered granite topsoil on crumbly clay subsoil. Yield of 8 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

Grapes picked at full ripe - 25º Balling.

In The Cellar

Destalked, Fermented in stainless steel tanks with NT 112 yeast. Pumping over done 4 x per day. Lightly pressed. Malolactic fermentation in tank before going to French Oak barrels for 18 months. 30% New Oak. 12% Young Shiraz unwooded was blended back before bottling.


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