Kaapzicht Merlot 2003

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.83 %vol
pH - 3.44
RS - 2.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.4 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

2006 Veritas Oct.'06 - Bronze
2007 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards May'07 - Bronze
2007 AWC Vienna 2007 International Wine Challenge Aug.'07 - Silver
2008 AWC Vienna 2008 International Wine Challenge Aug.'08 - Silver

Tasting Notes

2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver & Best in Class
2008 AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge - Silver medal

Vibrant ruby with luscious black fruit, liquorice and mint-chocolate flavours. Oak treatment and well-handled tannins create a sleek muscular framework, which underpins the plump, ripe fruit core.
Elsie Pels – Cape Wine Master

Ageing Potential

Enjoy the rich ripe fruits immediately or cellar for 2 - 4 years to allow more development and integration.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in Estcourt type, weathered topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub-soil.

About The Harvest

The Merlot was harvested at 24.5° Balling. Yield of 7 - 8 ton/ha.


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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