Kaapzicht Pinot Noir 2013

Kaapzicht Pinot Noir 2013

The noble Pinot Noir makes its debut for Kaapzicht with more concentration, colour and character than expected. Lovely sweet and sour cherries accompanied by elegant tannins.

Roast Duck with a cherry sauce.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.1 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Style: A medium-bodied dry red wine.

in the vineyard : Vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of 4-6 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: We picked the grapes at 24 Balling - nice dark ripe fruit.

in the cellar : It is only a small amount - 2.3 tons, which we fermented in a small open top tank. We pushed down twice a day as we were careful not to over extract the wine. Bottelary with its low potential granite soils always give low yield with high intensity fruit. The result is a darker than normal Pinot Noir (even with us only wetting the cap twice a day).

It is pressed off after 10 days and taken back to old barrels for 15 months. So the wine spends a total of 18 months in oak. We usually sell the Pinot Noir grapes, or as bulk wine, but this year - we were so impressed with the quality - we decided to bottle it - hope you like it! 

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