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Kaapzicht Merlot 2017

Kaapzicht Merlot 2017
Kaapzicht Merlot 2017
A deep core of black fruit, grilled herbs and liquorice combines with savoury elements of tar, soy, new leather, and black olives. Some dusty, sweet Eucalypt notes are drowned out by the wine’s sheer concentration. Pronounced, fine, dry tannins justify aerating the wine, and further bottle ageing of 3-8 years. A serious, full-bodied expression of cultivar.
Technical Analysis
alc 13.76
rs 2.7
pH 3.42
ta 5.8
Wine Information
Winemaker Danie Steytler
Variety Merlot
BlendPercent 100% Merlot

Delicious served with Osso Bucco or other rich Italian dishes.


Enjoy the rich ripe fruits immediately or cellar for 2 – 4 years to allow more development and integration.

Cellar Fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3-4 times a day. After a light pressing the Merlot underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 33% new French oak barrels for 18 months.
Harvest Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25ºB).

Vines planted in Estcourt type, weathered topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub-soil.
Yield: of 7 –8 ton per HA

body Full
style Dry
taste Mineral
type Red
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Kaapzicht
R160.00 per bottle
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