Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.14 %vol
pH - 3.6
RS - 2.9 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 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 2012 shows more elegance and freshness, but retains 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

10 years

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

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

In The Vineyard

45 Year old vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of less than 5 tons per hectare – all unirrigated bush vines.

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.

Additional Information


Handcrafted by a family whose lifeblood is wine, the Steytler Range is the culmination of our estate’s best wines in only exceptional vintages. Tradition and 4 generations of Steytler passion forge these wines

Patriotism is a personal conviction. 'Steytler Pinotage' is our patriotic devotion to the trials and tribulations of mastering Pinotage since its earliest beginnings right here in the Bottelary Hills. As this is South Africa’s only truly original grape, we are fixated on flaunting its finesse to the world. We pay homage to George Steytler who farmed Kaapzicht for 33 years with this wine.

Style: A full-bodied dry red wine.


Other Vintages

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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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