Kaapzicht Merlot 2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.73 %vol
pH - 3.61
RS - 1.6 g/l
Total Acid - 6.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Silver Medal
Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Silver

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby with an opaque centre; layers of black fruit with intense plum, raspberry and spiced beetroot; succulent texture with dried herb and olive flavours adding complexity. Excellent structure with supple tannins giving support and definition; lingering finish with a savoury lift; great matched with beef carpaccio, duck with cherries or ham.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Ageing Potential

Will mature well for 3 - 5 years.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

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

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in weathered granite type soil. Yield of 6 ton per hactare.

About The Harvest

The Merlot was harvested at 25.5° Balling.

In The Cellar

Fermented with NT 50 yeast 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. 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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