Cape View Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.3 %vol
pH - 3.95
RS - 1.6 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l

Characteristics

Type - Red


Tasting Notes

This medium-bodied wine with a healthy ruby red colour has good varietal identity. Fresh and vibrant with layers of summer berry flavours complemented by hints of chocolate and spicy vanilla oak. Tannins are soft; the acids gentle and ripe berry fruit is integrated to produce a clean, balanced wine.

Ageing Potential

Produced for immediate enjoyment or medium-term cellaring.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

A good match for pasta with meat sauce, grilled vegetables, meat casseroles.

In The Vineyard

Soil: Clovelly type, weathered granite topsoil on a gravel layer, above a crumbly clay sub soil.
Yield: 8 ton/hectare
Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (11 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock)

About The Harvest

Grapes harvested at optimum ripeness.

In The Cellar

Fermented dry on the skins. Gently pressed and matured with new French oak for 3 months.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Cape View Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon
Cape View Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon
Cape View Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon
Cape View Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (wooded) Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon

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