Kaapzicht Pinotage 2012

Kaapzicht Pinotage 2012

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. A full-bodied dry red wine.

Delicious served with barbecued ostrich steaks or springbok fillet.


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Terroir Gold Award
Platter 4.5*

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 (25.8° 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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