Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2001

Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2001

Veritas 2003 - Silver
John Platter Guide 2004 - 5 Stars
Swiss International Airline Awards 2004 - Bronze
London International Wine Challenge 2004 - Silver
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Silver
Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur’s Awards 2004 - Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards 2004 - Trophy
Veritas 2004 - Silver
Deep almost opaque purple colour. Clear, bright and inviting. Clean nose with strong berried character and a good combination of vanilla and banana. Good complexity from the spice and ripe fruit. Full bodied and serious wine. Very good vibrant primary flavours. The spice berries and banana follow well from the nose to the palate. Fine tightly knit structure, powerful and yet elegant, long lingering finish.

A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following, but do not forget to include your friends.1. Beef Wellington with Foie Gras2. Breast of Guinea Fowl marinated in Pinotage3. Traditional South African cheeses

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.1 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

2003 Veritas Oct.'03 - Silver
2003 John Platter Wine Guide 2004 Nov.'03 - 5 star - only 5 star Pinotage
2003 John Platter Wine Guide 2004 Nov.'03 - 4 star
2004 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards April 2004 - Silver
2004 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards April 2004 - Bronze
2004 London International Wine Challenge May 2004 - Silver
2004 Fairbairn Capital SA Trophy Wine Show Jun-04 - Silver
2004 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award Jul-04 - Gold & Best Pinotage
2004 International Wine & Spirits Competition,London Jul-04 - KWV International Trophy - Best Pinotage
2004 Veritas Oct.'04 - Silver
2004 John Platter Wine Guide 2005 Nov.'04 - 4½Stars

ageing : Drink now for the vibrant primary flavours but the wine will repay you handsomely for 4 – 5 years of cellaring.

in the vineyard : Pinotage Bush vines with yield of 7 – 8 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 25,5º Balling.

in the cellar : Fermented with NT 112 yeast in red wine tanks and pumped over 3 – 4 times a day, until dry. After malolactic fermentation in the tank the wine went into 100% new French Oak barrels for 12 months.

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