Kaapzicht Merlot 2000

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.21 %vol
pH - 3.27
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 6.0 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red


Accolades

Juliet Cullinan Show, Sept 2001- First Place
SA Trophy Wine Competition, June 2002 - Bronze
Veritas, October 2002 - Silver
Mundus Vini, Germany 2002 - Silver
The Wine Society - Selection January 2003

Tasting Notes

Juliet Cullinan Show, Sept 2001- First Place
SA Trophy Wine Competition, June 2002 - Bronze
Veritas, October 2002 - Silver
Mundus Vini, Germany 2002 - Silver
The Wine Society Selection January 2003
A fruit-driven, soft, smooth, full-bodied, well oaked, dry red wine. Dark magenta red. Nose of ripe plumbs, wild cherry fruit, savoury strong oak spice. Solid core of slow-ripened fruit braced by serious oak and rich ripe tannins. Allow for bottle maturation for the edges to round out.

Ageing Potential

4 - 6 years

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Serve with duck, or braaied butterflied leg of lamb.

In The Vineyard

Vines are grown in Estcourt type soil, weathered topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub-soil.

About The Harvest

Yield: 7 - 8 tons per Ha

In The Cellar

The wine was fermented with NT112 yeast in red wine tanks and pumped over three times a day, until dry. Pressed lightly at 1.4 Bar. Underwent malolactic fermentation in the tank before going into French Oak barrels for 17 months. 40% new oak was used.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kaapzicht Merlot 2012 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2010 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2008 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2007 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2005 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2003 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2002 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2001 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2000 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 1999 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 1998 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2017 Danie Steytler Merlot

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