Kaapzicht Bin 3 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.58 %vol
pH - 3.59
RS - 1.5 g/l
Total Acid - 6.8 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes

Saturated ruby with slightly paling rim, layered savoury-sweet flavours of spiced dark cherries, toasted oak, mocha, dark chocolate and leather; good depth yet not too extracted with earthy berry fruit and finely honed tannins giving balance and structure;  a well-defined, expressive finish.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Ageing Potential

Drink now to enjoy the fresh fruit or keep for 2 - 3 years for the development of secondary characteristics.

Blend Information

52% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Perfect partner with ostrich steak served with a red wine reduction.

In The Vineyard

12 and 13 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock were planted in weathered granite type soil.

About The Harvest

Yield of 7 - 8 tons per hectare.

In The Cellar

Grapes were destalked and fermented with NT 50 yeast in stainless steel red wine tanks. Four pump overs were done each day. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in French oak for 23 months.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2017 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2016 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2015 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2014 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2013 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2012 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2011 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2010 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2009 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2008 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2007 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2006 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2005 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2004 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2003 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2002 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2001 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2000 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon
Kaapzicht Bin 3 1996 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon

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