Kaapzicht Cape Vintage 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Touriga Nacional
Alcohol - 18.88 %vol
pH - 3.63
RS - 99.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Paarl

Characteristics

Type - Fortified
Style - Sweet


Tasting Notes

Glowing ruby colour with glints of garnet; complex nose of ripe stone fruit, roasted nuts, leather,spice and black forest cake with some grippy tannins giving definition and structure and the potstill component adding depth; well knit with great length and a clean dry finish.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Ageing Potential

Unlimited, or as long as your patience lasts.

Blend Information

100% Touriga Nacional

Food Suggestions

Ideal matched with cheese platter.

In The Vineyard

Clovelly Type: i.e. weathered granite topsoil on crumbly clay subsoil.

About The Harvest

Grapes were picked at full ripeness with an average yield of 8 tons/ha.

In The Cellar

After harvesting grapes were vinified in red wine tanks. It was fermented down to 12° B and then fortified up to 19% by Vol alcohol with 6 year old Kaapzicht Pot Still Brandy. It was then matured for 36 months in small French oak barrels.


Other Vintages

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Kaapzicht Cape Vintage 2016 Danie Steytler Touriga Nacional
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Kaapzicht Cape Vintage 2007 Danie Steytler Touriga Nacional
Kaapzicht Cape Vintage 2006 Danie Steytler Touriga Nacional

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