Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.61
RS - 3.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
SO2 - 81 mg/l
Free SO2 - 24 mg/l
Appellation - Philadelphia

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

This Cabernet-led blend is the most popular wine in the Capaia range, and it is easy to understand why. Uncomplicated – yet refined – this wine tick all the boxes of a high quality wine at an affordable price.

The nose soft and alluring with the pallet following – yielding tannins with a velvet finish.


Ageing Potential

5 – 7 years from vintage.

Blend Information

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 1% Shiraz

Food Suggestions

The Cab/Merlot 2015 is ready to be enjoyed now, or within the next 5 years. Perfect food partner with meat dishes, pastas and poultry.

In The Cellar

The individual components of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Shiraz were kept separate in large French oak fermenters for a period of 12 months before being carefully blended. Thereafter the blend spent another 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.

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



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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