Kaapzicht Merlot 1998

Young, vibrant and complex with layers of cherry, currant, chocolate, coffee and smoky oak flavours with a little gaminess on the finish. Generous and supple and appealingly soft and fleshy. Beautifully put together.

Serve at room temperature (18 - 20ºC) with Lamb, Ham, Duck or Mushrooms.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.91 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
1999 Veritas - Bronze
2000 Veritas - Silver
2000 International Wine Challenge (London) - Bronze

ageing : Tempting now but there’s promise there to age for up to five years.

in the vineyard : Soil: Estcourt type, weathered granite topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub soil.
Yield: 8 ton/hectare
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot (12 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock)

about the harvest: Grapes harvested at 24 - 25º Balling.

in the cellar : Fermented dry on the skins with the aid of NT 112 yeast. The wine was matured for 17 months in small French oak barrels.

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