2017 Cape Blend

R150.00 | Club R135.00

Classic Cabernet earthy influence noticeable on Pinotage-dominated blend. Densely packed, concentrated ripe black fruit all held together by impressive structure, bright acidity and masculine tannins. Cellar worthy, put this one away for 4-6 years for optimal enjoyment, or decant and serve with hearty beef stews or strong, mature cheeses.

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Tasting Notes

Classic Cabernet earthy influence noticeable on Pinotage-dominated blend. Densely packed, concentrated ripe black fruit all held together by impressive structure, bright acidity and masculine tannins. 

Food Pairing

Cellar worthy, put this one away for 4-6 years for optimal enjoyment, or decant and serve with hearty beef stews or strong, mature cheeses.

Awards

Cape Blend 2016
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2019 – Double Gold
SAWi Wine Awards – Platinum
Platters – 4½ Star
Cape Blend 2015
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2017 – Grand D’Or
Perold Cape Blend Wine Awards 2017 – Top 5
Cape Blend 2014
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2011 – Grand D’Or
Platters Guide 2016 – 4½ Star
Cape Blend 2013
Veritas Wine Awards 2014 – Gold
Platters Guide 2014 – 4½ Star
Platters Guide 2015 – 4½ Star
Perold Cape Blend Wine Awards 2014 – Top 20
Cape Blend 2012
Veritas Wine Awards 2013 – Bronze
Winemakers Choice Wine Awards 2013 – Diamond
Platters Guide 2013 – 5 Star
Perold Cape Blend Wine Awards 2013 – Top 10
Cape Blend 2010
Veritas Wine Awards 2011 – Silver
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 – Gold
Winemakers Choice Wine Awards 2011 – Diamond
Winemakers Choice Wine Awards 2012 – Diamond
Platters Guide 2011 – 4 Star
Perold Cape Blend Wine Awards 2012 – Top 3
Cape Blend 2009
Veritas Wine Awards 2010 – Silver
Veritas Wine Awards 2011 – Silver
Winemakers Choice Wine Awards 2010 – Diamond

Additional Information

Winemaker’s Notes:  One of the flagships and specialities from our property, growing on bush vines on the farm. The nose offers coconut, bramble, blueberry compote and dark-roast coffee. Full intensity and body mellowed by time in both barrel and bottle. Creamy texture with a smoky finish.
Style:  Dry Full-bodied Red
Cultivar:  57% Pinotage, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot
Tons per hectare:  6-7
Age of vine:  14– 18 years
Soil:  Shale
Trellising:  Pinotage: Bush Vine

Cabernet Sauvignon: 5 Wire Hedge

Petit Verdot; 5 Wire Hedge

Merlot: Bush Vine

Irrigation:  No Irrigation
Degree balling at harvest:  Early morning, hand harvested at 25-26°B
Vinification:  Fermented in open fermenters

Juice bleeding after crush

Combination of punch downs and pump overs

26°C Fermentation temperature

Barrel maturation: Medium and medium plus toast French oak barrels.

100% New barrels, matured for 18 months

Maturation potential:  Optimum 5-10 Years
Analysis Alcohol: 14.32%

Residual Sugar: 3.5

Total Acid: 5.7

Region: Coastal

Fact Sheet

Download fact sheet: Cape Blend Res 2016

Additional Information
Weight 1 kg
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