Kaapzicht Pinotage 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.80 %vol
pH - 3.56
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Tasting Notes

Forward wild fruit, prune and youngberry with toasted cedar, vanilla and gun smoke. The palate starts out racy, with a red fruited bright core and firm tannins, developing further complexity of sour cherry, cola, green olives and smoke. A distinctive expression of the variety.

Ageing Potential

This Pinotage is accessible now as a treat with cured meats, but will also age comfortably for the next 5 years.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Delicious served with barbecued ostrich steaks or springbok fillet.

In The Vineyard

19 Year old bush vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of 4.2 tons per hectare – all dry land, unirrigated.

About The Harvest

Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25° Balling).
Yield of 4.2 tons per hectare.


In The Cellar

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 33% new French oak barrels for 18 months.


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