Capaia Skaliekop Red

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Stephan Potgieter
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - High %vol
pH - 3.65
RS - Dry g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Philadelphia

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Skaliekop, one of the hills on Capaia, named from the shale soils found here, accommodate the red varieties found on Capaia Estate. Depending on the availability and style, we choose grapes from any of the red varieties to create a medium- to full-bodied, but easy drinking wine at affordable prices without compromising on quality.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy within 3-5 years.

Blend Information

Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

This wine is a natural with barbequed steak and sausages – think South African “braai”!

In The Cellar

Picked at optimum ripeness, these grapes are destemmed and underwent natural fermentation in large French-oak fermenters. Alcoholic fermentation lasted about 21 days during which gentle pump-overs encourage delicate flavour and colour extraction. Malolactic fermentation follows after pressing of the skins. The wine spend a few months in 2nd and 3rd fill French-oak barrels.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Capaia Skaliekop Red Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Stephan Potgieter Cabernet Sauvignon
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