Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2003

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 15.01 %vol
pH - 3.71
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Accolades

2006 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards April'06 - Gold
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award May '06 - 1st place in class - Gold
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award July'06 - Top scoring wine-Overall Winner
2006 Concours Mondial (Brussels) May '06 - Gold
2006 John Platter Wine Guide 2007 Nov.06 - 4½Stars

Tasting Notes

2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Gold
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006 – Gold Medal
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 - Gold
International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver
Silver at AWC-Vienna 2006 International Wine Challenge
Intensely coloured with an opaque centre and a slightly purple meniscus. Brooding and muscular with rich layers of succulent plum and mulberry fruit overlaid with dark chocolate and vanilla tones. Massive structure with fine-grained tannins amply supporting the voluptuous fruit.

Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Ageing Potential

Could be enjoyed now if decanted or cellared for up to 10 years.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following, but do not forget to include your friends.1. Beef Wellington with Foie Gras.2. Breast of Guinea Fowl marinated in Pinotage.3. Traditional South African cheeses.

In The Vineyard

Pinotage Bush vines with yield of 7 – 8 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

The grapes were picked at 25,5º Balling.

In The Cellar

The grapes were fermented with NT 112 yeast in red wine tanks and pumped over 3 – 4 times a day, until dry. After malolactic fermentation in the tank the wine went into 100% new French Oak barrels for 12 months.


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