Kaapzicht Merlot 2005

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.47 %vol
pH - 3.25
RS - 2.2 g/l
Total Acid - 6.2 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

John Platter Guide 2010 - 4 Stars

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet paling towards the rim; well developed with flavours of bramble, mocha, forest floor and plummy fruit over laid with spiced oak and tobacco; seamless tannin structure with a dry, savoury finish; understated and elegant.
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 weathered granite type soil.

About The Harvest

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

In The Cellar

Fermented with NT 50 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 23 months. 50 % 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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