Kaapzicht Merlot 2007

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.47 %vol
pH - 3.24
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 7.0 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

Wine Magazine March 2010 - Best Merlot 4½ Stars
Terroir Awards 2010 - National Trophy for the Best Merlot
Wine-of-the-Month Club 2010 - Trophy for Best Merlot in the Country
Veritas 2010 Wine Awards - Double Gold

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby with slightly paling miniscus; deep flavours of mulberry, fruitcake and spice olives with herbaceous tones; some wood vanillin, cedar and mocha/chocolate tomes; well balanced with velvety tannins and a supple savoury finish.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Ageing Potential

Will mature well for 3 - 5 years.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Will compliment a beef fillet served with red wine and bone-marrow reduction.

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in weathered granite type soil.

About The Harvest

The Merlot was harvested at 25.5° Balling. Yield of 6ton/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 Bar. Underwent malolactic fermentation in the tank before going into French Oak barrels for 24 months. 100% 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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