Kaapzicht Merlot 2005

Deep garnet paling towards the rim; well developed with flavours of bramble, mocha, forest floor and plummy fruit over laid with spiced oak and tobacco; seamless tannin structure with a dry, savoury finish; understated and elegant.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.47 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
John Platter Guide 2010 - 4 Stars

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 weathered granite type soil.

about the harvest: The Merlot was harvested at 24.5° Balling. Yield of 7 - 8 ton/ha.

in the cellar : Fermented with NT 50 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 23 months. 50 % new oak was used.

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