Cape View Rouge De Kaap 2000

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.07 %vol
pH - 3.75
RS - 2.0 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l


Type - Red


2000 Veritas - Silver

Tasting Notes

A dark cherry red introduces the wine in the glass. The fresh aromas which greet the nose are reminiscent of crushed red and black berries oozing fragrant juice. The wine is unwooded yet the grape tannins are plucky and fill the mouth as do the berry flavours. A wine designed for early enjoyment and not for long-term cellaring. Good with informal foods such as pizza, pasta, grilled sausages, traditional braai or beef casserole.

Ageing Potential

Drink now or mature for up to 6 years.

Blend Information

57.64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34.55% Shiraz, 6.11% Cinsaut, 1.7% Pinotage

In The Cellar

A blend of 57.64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34.55% Shiraz, 6.11% Cinsaut and 1.7% Pinotage. The four cultivars were made separately and blended together after malolactic fermentation. NT 12 yeast was inoculated on each cultivar and the wine fermented dry in 5 to 6 days at 28° to 30°C. Pumping over was done 3 times per day.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Cape View Rouge De Kaap 2001 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon
Cape View Rouge De Kaap 2000 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon

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