Capaia ONE 2018

This harmonious blend of 5 red varieties, led by Cabernet Sauvignon, offers a subtle nose of dark fruit flavours with a surprising hint of mocha. The beginning of the palate is filled with smoked/cured meat flavours. On the back palate you’ll find dark fruit flavours, like black berries and plums that lingers in the mouth. Firm, but not overwhelming tannins, enough to add the structure needed for a well-aging wine.

This powerful wine match well with substantial dishes, like braised short ribs, grilled steak and roast venison.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 13% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot ]
winery : Capaia Wines
winemaker : Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn
wine of origin : Philadelphia
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Up to 10 years from vintage.

about the harvest: 

The 2018 harvest season was really challenging, due to a prolonged drought, accompanied by water restrictions. The dry weather throughout the season had its advantages as vines were healthy with limited incidences of pests, diseases or rot. The dry, warm weather resulted in healthy grapes and small berries with good intensity. Greater variation between night and day temperatures during the ripening stage gave the colour and flavour formation a further boost, which are indicative of remarkable quality wines.

in the cellar : 

Picked at optimum ripeness, grapes underwent natural fermentation in large French oak fermenters. Following malolactic fermentation, individual vineyards were kept separate for eight months. Using only the free running juice of the individual vineyards, this blend was carefully created and matured for a further 12 months in French oak barriques.

18 - 20 months in 60% new French Oak Barriques

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