Kaapzicht Merlot 1999

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.56 %vol
pH - 3.54
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 6.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red


Accolades

2001 Veritas - Silver
2001 John Platter Guide 2003 - 4½Stars

Tasting Notes

A ruby-plum colour. Loads of sweet fruit cake and plum aromas. Shows warm stewed plum and currant jamminess. A spicy, plum nicely wooded wine with hints of Bordeaux character. Quite supple though a touch tense on the finish.

Ageing Potential

Approachable now but should open up further through to 2004.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Good with oxtail, steak and kidney pie or homely cottage pie.

In The Vineyard

Soil: Estcourt type, weathered granite topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub soil.
Yield: 7 - 8 ton/hectare
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot (13 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock)

About The Harvest

Grapes harvested at 24.5º 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 17 months. 40% 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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