Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2014

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.51
RS - 4.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
SO2 - 88 mg/l
Free SO2 - 30 mg/l
Appellation - Philadelphia

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

The aromas are young, fresh and lively while supported by a pleasant pallet. Enough tannins fill the corners of your mouth, also ensuring the wine will age well for the next few years.

Ageing Potential

This wine will continue to age and develop admirably for 5 – 10 years from harvest.

Blend Information

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 1% Shiraz

In The Vineyard

The slow ripening period ensured optimum flavours and minimum stress in the vineyards. Together with quality practices (green harvesting) this ensured that the grapes were picked while ripe and flavourful.

About The Harvest

Grapes were hand picked.

In The Cellar

Spending time in the French oak fermenters further enhanced the character of each cultivar, before being carefully blended together. Maturation took place in 2nd and 3rd filled French oak barrels for another 12 months.

12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak Barriques


Additional Information

The Cape of Good Hope was blessed with a cool, slow ripening 2014 vintage. Conditions were moderate with only a few days of extreme heat.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2018 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Stephan Potgieter Cabernet Sauvignon
Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2017 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn Cabernet Sauvignon
Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2016 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn Cabernet Sauvignon
Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2015 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2014 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
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