Kaapzicht Merlot 2001

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.9 %vol
pH - 3.52
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

2003 Veritas Oct.'03 - Silver
2003 John Platter Wine Guide 2004 Nov.'03 - 3½ Stars
2004 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards April 2004 - Silver
2004 Fairbairn Capital SA Trophy Wine Show Jun-04 - Bronze
2004 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award Jul-04 - 1st place - Bronze
2004 Veritas Oct.'04 - Silver
2005 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award Jun-05 - 2nd place in class - Bronze

Tasting Notes

Veritas 2004 - Silver
Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur’s Awards 2004 – Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 – Bronze
Swiss International Airline Awards 2004 – Silver
Veritas 2003 - Silver
John Platter Guide 2004 - 3 ½ Star
Medium deep purple colour, clear, bright and inviting. Clean nose with rich ripe fruit cake and cherries. Slightly perfumed which together with the oak creates good complexity. Full bodied yet elegant palate. The rich ripe fruit is well balanced with soft tannins to create an elegant mouth feel. Long satisfying aftertaste.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy the rich ripe fruits immediately or cellar for 2 – 4 years to allow more development and integration.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in Estcourt type, weathered topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub-soil. Yield of 7 – 8 ton/ha.

About The Harvest

The Merlot was harvested at 24,5° Balling.

In The Cellar

Fermented with NT 112 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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