2016 Cape Blend

R150.00 | Club R135.00

A deep red with aromas of dark berry, eucalyptus and cherries. 57% Pinotage, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot.

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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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In recent weeks we have seen the increasing impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on individuals, families, businesses, societies and countries around the world and here in South Africa. At Windmeul Cellar the safety of our customers and staff is paramount, therefore Windmeul Cellar will be closed as of 12:00pm today, 24 March 2020.

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- Windmeul Kelder Team

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