DeWaal Cape Blend 2000
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniël de Waal
Main Variety : Cabernet Franc
Alcohol : 13.0 %vol
pH : 3.67
RS : 1.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Accolades
The 1993 Uiterwyk Estate Wine was the first Cape Blend to be made in South Africa.
A Cape Blend is a wine in which Pinotage is the crucial component of the blend. Cabernet Sauvignon adds body and length, Pinotage: fruit and richness, Cabernet Franc: elegance and Merlot contributes softness.
Platter Wine Guide 2003 - Four and a half Stars
Tasting Notes
An earnest, serious wine, dark in colour, with flavours of dark chocolate, cherry and spices.
Ageing Potential
10 years
Blend Information
45% Cabernet Franc, 20% Pinotage, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
About The Harvest
Sugar level at Harvest: 24°– 25° Balling.
In The Cellar
Length of Fermentation: 5 days, 14 days maceration
Cellar Barrel Maturation: 23 months 225-litre barriques 60% new oak, 40% second fill
Bottling Date: Winter 2002
Market Release Date: Spring 2002

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DeWaal Cape Blend 2003 Daniël de Waal Merlot
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