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Capaia One 2009

The conditions during 2009 were perfect – cool climate with a long and slow ripening period. Capaia being 15km from the Atlantic Ocean and with vineyards up to altitudes of 270 meter above sea level it was the perfect setting for the grapes to develop to their full potential, and this shows in the formidable tannin structure of the wine.

As always the vines were harvested at optimal ripeness before undergoing natural fermentation in our renowned 150 year-old French Oak fermenters. Malolactic fermentation took place in 225 litre French oak barrels (also from a leading cooperage in Cognac, Taransaud).

After malolactic fermentation the separate lots were tasted by our consultant and friend, Count Stephan von Neipperg who then carefully selected the blend for Capaia One 2009.

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Rating
John Platter 4 stars

Bin-No
296100 09 (6 bot. of 750ml)
296104 09 (1 bot of 1500ml)
296103 09 (1 bot of 3000ml)
296115 09 (1 bot of 5000ml)
296118 09 (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
34% Merlot
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
19% Cabernet Franc
12% Petit Verdot
5% Shiraz

Analysis Data
Alcohol: 14.38 Vol%
Sugarfree Extract: 32.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/l
Total Acid: 5.6 g/l
pH: 3.73

Recommended Temperature
17-18 °C

Ageing Potential
10 years from vintage


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