Capaia Shiraz 2018

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.58
RS - 2.6 g/l
Total Acid - 5.2 g/l
SO2 - 87 mg/l
Free SO2 - 25 mg/l
Appellation - Philadelphia

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

Dark, deep ruby red with a forthcoming nose of prunes, black cherries, raspberries, forest floor, bacon, cedar. The entry is dry, with peppery, tangy red fruit and smoky flavours tantalising the palate. This medium- to full-bodied wine has superb aging potential, yet also very approachable at this early stage.

Ageing Potential

Up to 10 years from vintage.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

In The Cellar

From time to time, depending on the vintage and grapes available, Capaia releases a special edition of Shiraz as a single variety. This Shiraz underwent natural fermentation in large French Oak fermenters. Maturation took place in 2 nd fill French Oak barrels for a total of 14 months.

Additional Information

The 2018 harvest season was really challenging, due to a prolonged drought, accompanied by water restrictions. The dry weather throughout the season had its advantages as vines were healthy with limited incidences of pests, diseases or rot. The dry, warm weather resulted in healthy grapes and small berries with good intensity. Greater variation between night and day temperatures during the ripening stage gave the colour and flavour formation a further boost, which are indicative of remarkable quality wines.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Capaia Shiraz 2018 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn Shiraz
Capaia Shiraz 2019 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn Shiraz
Capaia Shiraz 2015 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom Shiraz
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