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Bottelary Hills Estate Blend, Kaapzicht

The new Bottelary Hills blend is an amalgamation of 'Kaapzicht Estate wine' and 'Bin 3'. In the 1600's the hills were used as an outpost on the two day trek from Cape Town to Stellenbosch and named “Bottelary” after a ship’s pantry.

A rich and inviting blend of Merlot 37%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Shiraz 17% , Cabernet Franc 13%, Malbec 6% and Petit Verdot 1%. This inky, deep purple-coloured blend offers youthful, incensed aromas of sweet perfume, wild dark berries, sweet spice and musk. The palate is lush, supple and juicy, showing bold sweet fruit, kirsch and sour cherry, nicely framed by freshness, oak integration and soft tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

5.7 g/L

pH

3.55

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler

VARIETY

Red Blend

TIME IN OAK

18 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Grapes were destalked and fermented in stainless steel red wine tanks. Two pump overs per day ensured gentle extraction of tannin and flavour. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in French oak for 18 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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