Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Stephan Potgieter
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.57
RS - 2.9 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
SO2 - 67 mg/l
Free SO2 - 27 mg/l
Appellation - Philadelphia

Characteristics

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


Accolades

Gilbert & Gaillard – Double Gold

Tasting Notes

This wine displays aromas of sweet red cherries and cranberries. The palate is rich in texture with flavours of ripe berries and herbs.

Ageing Potential

5 – 7 years from vintage.

Blend Information

59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 15% Shiraz, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc

Food Suggestions

Enjoy with hearty dishes, such as roast lamb and beef, coq au vin and pasta bakes.

In The Vineyard

Picked at optimum ripeness, these grapes are destemmed and undergo natural fermentation in large French-oak fermenters.

In The Cellar

Alcoholic fermentation lasts about 21 days during which gentle pump-overs encourage delicate flavour and colour extraction. Pressing of the skins
when fermentation is completed, the wine is transferred to barrels for malolactic fermentation. The individual components of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend are kept separate for a period of 6 months before being carefully blended. Thereafter the blend spent 12 months in 2 nd and 3rd fill French-oak barrels.

Additional Information

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.


Other Vintages

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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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