Kaapzicht Steytler Vision 2001 (Cape Blend)

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 15.0 %vol
pH - 3.58
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red


Accolades

John Platter Guide 2005 - 5 Stars
Swiss International Airline Awards 2004 – Bronze
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium 2004 – Gold
London International Wine Challenge 2004 – Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 – Silver
Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur’s Awards 2004 – Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards 2004 – The Pichon Lalonde Trophy
Veritas 2004 - Double Gold
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Double Gold

Tasting Notes

John Platter Guide 2005 - 5 Stars
Swiss International Airline Awards 2004 – Bronze
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium 2004 – Gold
London International Wine Challenge 2004 – Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 – Silver
Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur’s Awards 2004 – Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards 2004 – The Pichon Lalonde Trophy
Veritas 2004 - Double Gold
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Double Gold
Lively deep purple colour. Clear bright and inviting. Clean and reserved nose with good cassis, berries and a hint of chocolate. Ripe fruit and spice and layered oak create wonderful complexity. Full bodied, big bold wine with rich ripe vibrant fruit. The nose follows well to the palate. The balance of the fruit and tannin is excellent. This is a classy, elegant expression of a Cape blend. Long lingering finish.

Ageing Potential

The fresh ripe vibrant fruit can be enjoyed now, but the ultimate expression of the wine will be realised in 3 – 5 years’ time.

Blend Information

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Pinotage, 10% Merlot

Food Suggestions

A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following, but do not forget to include your friends.1. Rack of Lamb with rosemary roast potatoes2. Rolled loin of Kudu3. Selection of Cape Cheeses

In The Vineyard

Clovelly type, weathered granite topsoil on a layer of gravel, above a crumbly clay sub-soil.
Yield: 7 – 8 ton/ha

In The Cellar

The three cultivars were vinified and aged in small French oak barrels separately. They were blended together after 17 months in French oak.


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