Kaapzicht Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 15.09 %vol
pH - 3.63
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

Veritas 2003 - Gold
John Platter Guide 2004 - 4½ Star
Swiss International Airline Awards 2004 - Bronze
London International Wine Challenge 2004 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Veritas 2004 - Bronze
Mundus Vini 2005 (Germany) - "Sehr Gut" - Very Good
International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2005 - Best in Class - Silver
2005 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - 3rd place in class - Silver
2003 Veritas Wine Awards - Gold
2003 John Platter Wine Guide 2004 4½Stars
2004 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards 2004 - Bronze
2004 London International Wine Challenge 2004 - Bronze
2004 Decanter World Wine Awards 2004 - Silver
2004 Fairbairn Capital SA Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze

Tasting Notes

Veritas 2004 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 – Bronze
London International Wine Challenge 2004 – Bronze
Swiss International Airline Awards 2004 – Bronze
John Platter Guide 2004 - 4 ½ Star
Veritas 2003 – Gold
Clear bright, deep opaque purple wine. Clean nose with intense immediate blackcurrant fruit. The vanilla integrates with the spice and berries to create good complexity. Full bodied palate with ripe tannins. The ripe cassis fruit is well integrated with the oak. Good balance between fruit and tannin with long full aftertaste.

Ageing Potential

This wine will reward you well for cellaring. The tannins which are now bold will soften and the wine will be drinking at its best in 4 – 5 years.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following but do not forget to include your friends.1. Fillet of Beef with Wild Mushroom Sauce2. Roast Springbok with caramelised oranges and prunes3. Assorted cheese platter

In The Vineyard

Vines planted in Estcourt type soil. Yield of 7 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

Full ripe grapes picked at 25º Balling.

In The Cellar

Destalked and fermented in stainless steel red wine tanks with NT 112 Yeast. Pumping over was done 4 x per day. Lightly pressed at 1 bar. Malolactic fermentation in tank before going to French Oak Barrels for 14 months. 40% New Oak.


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