Kaapzicht Bin 3 2002

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.23 %vol
pH - 3.52
RS - 2.1 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

2003 Veritas - Bronze
2003 John Platter Wine Guide 2004 - 4 star
2004 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards April 2004 - Seal of Approval
2004 Fairbairn Capital SA Trophy Wine Show Jun 2004 - Bronze

Tasting Notes

Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Swiss International Airline Awards 2004 – Seal of Approval
Veritas 2003 – Bronze
John Platter 2004 – 4 Stars
Medium deep purple colour, that is clear and sparkling. Clean nose with fresh berries and spice. Ripe fruits with cassis and cherries. Medium bodied with good juicy character. The nose follows well to the palate showing the blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Good lively finish.

Ageing Potential

Drink now to enjoy the fresh fruit or keep for 2 – 3 years for the development of secondary characteristics.

Blend Information

53% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following but do not forget to include your friends.1. Oxtail potjie2. Thai chicken3. Turkey and Mushroom pie

In The Vineyard

12 and 13 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock were planted in Clovelly type soil. Yield of 7 - 8 tons per hectare.

In The Cellar

Grapes were destalked and fermented with NT 112 yeast in stainless steel red wine tanks. 4 Pump overs were done each day. After malolactic fermentation the wine was oaked in French oak for 6 months.


Other Vintages

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Kaapzicht Bin 3 2017 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2016 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2015 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2014 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2013 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2012 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2011 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2010 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2009 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2008 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2007 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2006 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2005 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2004 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2003 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2002 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2001 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2000 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon
Kaapzicht Bin 3 1996 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon

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