Kaapzicht Merlot 2002

2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Silver
Full-blooded and richly hued with plump, black fruit and mint chocolate flavours. Softly structured tannins underpin luscious fruit and oak vanillin’s. Well-rounded mouth feel with a lingering aftertaste.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.02 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
2005 Veritas Oct.'05 - Bronze
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award May '06 - 2nd place in class - Silver

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

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 18 months. 30% new oak was used.

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