Capaia Shiraz 2019

Opaque ruby-purple in hue. Abundant aromas of berries with hints of pepper and herbs. The palate is rich, soft and succulent, packed with ripe dark berry flavours. Elegant oaking presents a well-balanced, round wine with soft tannins, making it an accessible and enjoyable wine that lingers on the palate.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Capaia Wines
winemaker : Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn
wine of origin : Philadelphia
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.2 g/l  so2 : 87 mg/l  fso2 : 25 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Up to 10 years from vintage.

With a late start to the winter season preceding the 2019 harvest, good rainfall was very much welcomed after a three year drought. Spring was characterised by big weather fluctuations, but conditions improved with the onset of summer. Temperatures were moderate in December and January, followed by a hot February. Harvesting kicked off a little later than normal. A larger crop than 2018, with promising quality.

in the cellar : 

From time to time, depending on the vintage and grapes available, Capaia releases a special edition of Shiraz as a single variety. This Shiraz underwent natural fermentation in large French Oak fermenters. Maturation took place in 2nd fill French Oak barrels for a total of 12 months.

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