Kaapzicht Pinotage 2015

Forward wild fruit, prune and youngberry with toasted cedar, vanilla and gun smoke. The palate starts out racy, with a red fruited bright core and firm tannins, developing further complexity of sour cherry, cola, green olives and smoke. A distinctive expression of the variety.

Delicious served with barbecued ostrich steaks or springbok fillet.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.53 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 

This Pinotage is accessible now as a treat with cured meats, but will also age comfortably for the next 5 years.

in the vineyard : 

19 Year old bush vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of 4.2 tons per hectare – all dry land, unirrigated.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25° Balling).
Yield of 4.2 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : 

Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3 - 4 times a day. After a light pressing the Pinotage underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 30% new French oak barrels for 24 months.

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