Kaapzicht Pinotage 2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.88 %vol
pH - 3.67
RS - 2.1 g/l
Total Acid - 6.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Tasting Notes

Dark purple deepening to the centre with pure Pinotage flavours bursting from the glass; layers of ripe mulberry, strawberry and plum pudding lifted by juicy balancing acidity; toasty oak vanillin and spice adds interest without overwhelming the unique grape character; deftly crafted with firm structure and balance to mature for 5 - 6 years; enjoy with air dried beef biltong or ostrich steak for the perfect South African taste.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Ageing Potential

Drink now and enjoy the vibrant youthfulness. You will be well rewarded with increased complexity and integration by cellaring for 3 - 5 years.

Blend Information

87% Pinotage, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

A definite food wine. Match with ostrich steak covered in a dark chocolate / chilli sauce.

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of 6 - 7 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25.8° Balling).

In The Cellar

Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3 - 4 times a day. After a light pressing the Pinotage underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 50% new French oak barrels for 24 months.


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Kaapzicht Pinotage Rose 2019 Danie Steytler Junior Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2018 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2017 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage Rose 2017 - SOLD OUT Danie Steytler Junior Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2016 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage Rose 2016 Danie Steytler Junior Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2015 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2013 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2012 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2011 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2010 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2009 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2008 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2006 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2004 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2003 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2002 Danie Steytler Pinotage

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