Kaapzicht Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby with saturated opaque center; abundance of blackcurrant, fynbos and fennel with inky succulence and firm well-managed tannins; rich fruit is beautifully balanced with integrated oak flavours lending depth and complexity.
This wine will reward you well for cellaring 6-10 years
Vines planted in Clovelly type soil, all dry land, unirrigated vineyard giving a very low yield of 7 tons per hectare.
Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25oB). Grapes were destalked and fermented in stainless steel red wine tanks with NT12 Yeast. Pumping over was done 4 x per day. Lightly pressed at 1 bar. Malolactic fermentation in tank before going to French Oak Barrels for 24 Months. 50% new Oak.
Kaapzicht was acquired by the Steytler family in 1947 and following a significant refocus beginning in the 1970’s has become an iconic producer. Current Cellarmaster Danie Steytler Jr has recently taken over winemaking from his father and continues the proud record established under Danie Snr.
Delicious served with deboned lamb shoulder with black olive and herb stuffing.