Kaapzicht Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Elsie Pels
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.83 %vol
pH - 3.71
RS - 1.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Herbaceous


Accolades

Novare SA Terrior Wine Awards 2013: Bottelary Ward - Top Carbenet Sauvignon
Novare SA Terrior Wine Awards 2013: Stellenbosch District - Top Carbenet Sauvignon
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Gold Medal

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby with deeply saturated heart; vibrant and vigorous Cabernet Sauvignon with powerful blackcurrant and black cherry flavours brushed with the herbaceous complexity of buchu, thyme and fynbos; muscular structure with finely honed tannins and cedary oak adding substance to the fruity core; well balanced and will develop over the next 4 to 6 years to reveal hidden treasures. Perfect with traditional Karoo Leg of Lamb with rosemary and thyme.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Ageing Potential

This wine will reward you well for cellaring for 6 - 8 years.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

Delicious served with deboned lamb shoulder with black olive and herb stuffing.

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in Clovelly type soil. Yield of 7 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

Full ripe grapes picked at 25° Balling.

In The Cellar

Destalked and fermented in stainless steel red wine tanks with NT 112 Yeast. Pumping over was done 4 x per day. Lightly pressed at 1 bar. Malolactic fermentation in tank before going to French Oak Barrels for 24 months. 50% New French Oak.


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M23 Bottelary Road Stellenbosch P.O. Box 5, Sanlamhof, 7532, South Africa
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