Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.58
RS - 3.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
SO2 - 72 mg/l
Free SO2 - 25 mg/l
Appellation - Philadelphia

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

This classic blend, well-crafted and smooth, is a good combination of dark fruit from the Cabernet Sauvignon and red berry fruit from the Merlot.

Medium to full bodied, with fine ripe tannins, this vibrant wine is elegant, well-structured and will partner any occasion.


Ageing Potential

5 – 7 years from vintage.

Blend Information

58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 2% Shiraz

In The Cellar

The individual components of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz were kept separate in French oak fermenters for a period of 10 months before being carefully blended. Thereafter the blend spent another 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak 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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