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Capaia Wines was established in 1997 near Cape Town.
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Capaia 2008

Nestling against the hills of Koeberg, Capaia is situated only 15 km from the Atlantic Ocean at altitudes of between 170m and 270m, receiving cool sea breezes and night-time mist in this area, which are beneficial factors when it comes to the quality of grapes.

Optimum ripeness of the grapes as prerequisite at harvest time, together with natural fermentation in 150 year-old French Oak fermenters and allowing all free-running juice to be entirely gravity fed has proved a method to create an outstanding wine. For malolactic fermentation the individual vineyard blocks were kept separate to evaluate their quality before being carefully blended together, after which maturation took place in 60% new French Oak barrels.

This crimson Cabernet dominated Bordeaux with a splash of Shiraz shows impressive, rich, complex layers of dark fruits with carpaccio meatiness from time spent in the barrels. The fruit / oak balance is harmonious, with the soft firm tannins producing a wine of excellent structure

Capaia 2008 was rated by www.winespectator.com with 90 points.

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Rating
John Platter 4.5 stars
Wine Spectator 90 points
Asian Wine Competition Gold Medal

Bin-No
296100 08 (6 bot. of 750ml)
296104 08 (1 bot of 1500ml)
296103 08 (1 bot of 3000ml)
296115 08 (1 bot of 5000ml)
296118 08 (1 bot of 18000ml)

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

Wine Production
15 months in 60% new French oak Barriques
In accordance with the château principle, all our wines are pressed exclusively from grapes grown on Capaia territory.

Blend
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
22% Merlot
18% Cabernet Franc
16% Petit Verdot
4% Shiraz

Analysis Data
Alcohol: 14 Vol%
Sugarfree Extract: 31.6 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/l
Total Acid: 5.1 g/l
pH: 3.7

Recommended Temperature
17-18 °C

Ageing Potential
10 years from vintage


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