Kaapzicht 1947 Chenin Blanc 2014

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler jnr
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 14.05 %vol
pH - 3.48
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.0 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry


Accolades

Christian Eedes' top 20 wines in 2013
Rated 95 points by WineMag.co.za


Tasting Notes

It has an extraordinarily complex nose - a delicate potpourri top note before, citrus, peach and pear plus more secondary characteristics including yeastiness, nuttiness, honey and spice. Fantastic fruit concentration and more than enough acidity - the proportions are close to perfect. The finish, meanwhile, is long and pithy. Goosebumps good. Christian Eedes - www.whatidranklastnight.co.za

Ageing Potential

2 - 4 years

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

In The Vineyard

Old bush vine planted by Danie Jnr’s great grandfather in 1947. The vineyard has been registered as a single vineyard, making it the second oldest Chenin block in the country. Originally 6ha in size, only 1ha of the very low yielding vineyard remains.

In The Cellar

Grapes come from a 1947 block, SA’s second oldest planted to Chenin, and hence the name. Winemaking is “very hands off” - spontaneous fermentation and maturation for 12 months in various sizes of barrel, about 50% new.

The wine is slightly higher in alcohol by volume (14.05% compared to 13.6% in the case of 2013), lower in total acidity (5.0g/l vs 5.4g/l) and naturally went through malolactic fermentation whereas the 2013 didn’t causing Steytler to profess a mild concern that it doesn’t have the same drive as its predecessor.

It is however significantly drier (residual sugar being 1.7g/l versus the 2013’s 4.0g/l) and I think it’s also a touch less oxidative.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kaapzicht 1947 Chenin Blanc 2018 - SOLD OUT Danie Steytler jnr Chenin Blanc
Kaapzicht 1947 Chenin Blanc 2017 - SOLD OUT Danie Steytler jnr Chenin Blanc
Kaapzicht 1947 Chenin Blanc 2014 Danie Steytler jnr Chenin Blanc
Kaapzicht 1947 Chenin Blanc 2014 Danie Steytler jnr Chenin Blanc

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