Capaia ONE 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.69
RS - 3.1 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
Appellation - Philadelphia

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

This harmonious blend of 5 red varieties, led by Cabernet Sauvignon, offers a subtle nose of dark fruit flavours with a surprising hint of mocha. The beginning of the palate is filled with smoked/cured meat flavours. On the back palate you’ll find dark fruit flavours, like black berries and plums that lingers in the mouth. Firm, but not overwhelming tannins, enough to add the structure needed for a well-aging wine.


Ageing Potential

Up to 10 years from vintage.

Blend Information

44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 13% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot

Food Suggestions

This powerful wine match well with substantial dishes, like braised short ribs, grilled steak and roast venison.


About The Harvest

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.


In The Cellar

Picked at optimum ripeness, grapes underwent natural fermentation in large French oak fermenters. Following malolactic fermentation, individual vineyards were kept separate for eight months. Using only the free running juice of the individual vineyards, this blend was carefully created and matured for a further 12 months in French oak barriques.

18 - 20 months in 60% new French Oak Barriques



Other Vintages

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