Kaapzicht Pinotage 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.82 %vol
pH - 3.51
RS - 3.4 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Accolades

ABSA Pinotage Awards 2020 - Top 10

Tasting Notes

Dark deep depth of black plum with an opulent, slightly reductive nose of black cherry, mulberry and stewed plum. The oak is very subtle and integrated playing to the strengths of the fruit purity and precision emphasising the wines wild edge. Texturally there is impressive focus, balanced finesse and a classy, cool, elegant mouthfeel punctuated with soft supple black fruits and oak spice. This is an impressive expression of this uniquely South African 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

20 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 25ºB.

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.


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 earlies 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. With this wine we pay homage to George Steytler who farmed Kaapzicht for 33 years.
Pinotage 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 14%



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Kaapzicht Pinotage 2017 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage Rose 2017 - SOLD OUT Danie Steytler Junior Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2016 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage Rose 2016 Danie Steytler Junior Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2015 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2013 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2012 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2011 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2010 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2009 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2008 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2006 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2004 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2003 Danie Steytler Pinotage
Kaapzicht Pinotage 2002 Danie Steytler Pinotage

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