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Capaia Wines was established in 1997 near Cape Town.
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Capaia 2007

The sourcing of suitable soils and areas where the imported quality vines could be planted involved much planning and research, and the resulting character of the wines bears testimony to this unique terroir. Situated approximately 15km from the cool Atlantic Ocean, at altitudes of between 170m and 270m, the area of production is named after the little town of Philadelphia, and the first virus-free, imported vineyards were established in 2000. The challenging slopes, characterised by their stony shale composition and exposure to the predominantly South Easterly wind, makes for harsh growing conditions which result in naturally well balanced canopies and small, concentrated fruit.

The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness before undergoing the natural fermentation in large French Oak fermenters. Individual vineyards were kept separate to evaluate there quality before being carefully blended together.

The Capaia ’07 shows rich, deep flavours of cassis, cherry fruit, spicy cloves and minerals. Great, classical Bordeaux style with fine-grain tannins from ageing in 100% new French oak for 15 months. This good structured wine will age beautifully over the next five to eight years, but the well integrated tannins and harmonic balance also makes the wine accessible now.

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Rating
John Platter 4.5 stars

Bin-No
296100 07 (6 bot. à 750ml)
296104 07 (1 bot. à 1500ml)

Producer and Ward
Capaia Wines (Pty) Ltd,
Philadelphia, South Africa

Wine Production
15 months in new French oak Barriques
In accordance with the château principle, all our wines are pressed exclusively from grapes grown on Capaia territory.

Blend
37% Cabernet Sauvignon
26% Merlot
18% Petit Verdot
19% Cabernet Franc

Analysis Data
Alcohol: 14.2 Vol%
Sugarfree extract: 32.4 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/l
Total Acid: 5.5 g/l
pH: 3.76 g/l

Recommended Temperature
17-18 °C

Ageing Potential
10 years from vintage


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