Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.38 %vol
RS - 2.5 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Sweet spice, freshly picked red plums, black cherries and cola are supported by aromatic toasted coconut and milk chocolate from the youthful oak. The bright cored palate of the 2011 is less dense than previous vintages, showing more elegance and freshness, but retaining the characteristic fine grained, polished tannin structure that is accessible and mouth-watering now, but will also develop further complexity with bottle age.

Ageing Potential

5 - 8 years cellaring at stable, cool temperature.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Sip slowly next to the winter fire or serve with Osso Buco or Oxtail stew.

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of less than 5 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

The grapes were picked at full ripeness (25.8° Balling).

In The Cellar

The 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 100 % new French oak barrels for 24 months.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2017 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2015 - SOLD OUT Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2012 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2011 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2010 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2008 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2007 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2006 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2005 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2004 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2003 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2002 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2001 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2000 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 1999 Danie Steytler Pinotage

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