Capaia Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2018
This wine displays aromas of sweet red cherries and cranberries. The palate is rich in texture with flavours of ripe berries and herbs. The tannins are firm in structure and in balance with the fruity finish to give the wine a smooth texture. Ready to be enjoyed now, but can be aged for another 2 – 3 years. A blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 15% Shiraz, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
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|Accolades||Gilbert & Gaillard – Double Gold|
|Brand Group||Capaia Wines|
Picked at optimum ripeness, these grapes are destemmed and undergo natural fermentation in large French-oak fermenters. 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 2nd and 3rd fill French-oak barrels.
|Winemaker||Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn|
|Variety||Blend - Red|
|BlendPercent||59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 15% Shiraz, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc|
|FoodSuggest||Enjoy with hearty dishes, such as roast lamb and beef, coq au vin and pasta bakes. Drink at room temperature 17-20˚C.|
|Ageing||Ready to be enjoyed now, but can be aged for another 5–7 years from vintage.|
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