Kaapzicht Merlot 1998

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.91 %vol
pH - 3.7
RS - 1.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red


Accolades

1999 Veritas - Bronze
2000 Veritas - Silver
2000 International Wine Challenge (London) - Bronze

Tasting Notes

Young, vibrant and complex with layers of cherry, currant, chocolate, coffee and smoky oak flavours with a little gaminess on the finish. Generous and supple and appealingly soft and fleshy. Beautifully put together.

Ageing Potential

Tempting now but there’s promise there to age for up to five years.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Serve at room temperature (18 - 20ºC) with Lamb, Ham, Duck or Mushrooms.

In The Vineyard

Soil: Estcourt type, weathered granite topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub soil.
Yield: 8 ton/hectare
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot (12 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock)

About The Harvest

Grapes harvested at 24 - 25º Balling.

In The Cellar

Fermented dry on the skins with the aid of NT 112 yeast. The wine was matured for 17 months in small French oak barrels.


Other Vintages

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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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