Wines from South Africa


Kaapzicht

Kaapzicht Wine Estate is situated on the northerly facing slopes of the Bottelary Hills. Blessed with soils of eroded granite and a micro-climate favoring the development of vines capable of producing high quality wines.

Originally named Rosendal, the farm was purchased by the Steytler family in 1946. The initial focus of the farm was to produce fruit and bulk wine for the then Stellenbosch Farmers Winery, South Africa’s largest wine producer. Over the years vineyard plantings saw a shift towards classic red wine varietals and in 1984 the first wines were marketed under the Kaapzicht banner. Today the Steytlers’ farm some 360 acres of vineyard with a diverse range of varietals being present.

Under the guidance of Danie Steytler Snr and his brother George, the estate has become one of the Cape’s leading producers of full-bodied red wines along with a number of white wines of distinction including a Chenin Blanc from the oldest block of the varietal in the country.

In the past few years, Danie Snr has passed on the winemaking mantle to his son Danie Jnr, a giant of a man capable of producing wines that match both his stature and personality.

 
 
Kaapzicht Kaleidoscope White

Well balanced white blend of Roussanne, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Semillon. Floral aromas predominate with ripe yellow stone fruit and apple characters in support. Rich and complex with racy fruit and crisp acidity.

An ideal partner to sushi, seafood dishes, light chicken dishes and salads.

The wine is ready to be enjoyed now but aging potential 2 – 4 years.

Rating: 86 points

 
Kaapzicht Kaleidoscope Red
 

Integrated flavors of black and red berries, tea leaves and spice invite a sip of this easy drinking blend; the gentle structure, with soft tannins supporting a core of sweet berry fruit, adds friendly drinkability; medium bodied with a well-rounded savory finish.

Serve with pizza, pasta, stews or grilled meats.

The wine is ready to be enjoyed now but aging potential 3 – 5 years.

Rating: 87 points


 
Kaapzicht Bin 3
 

Signature herbaceous profile in keeping with the varietal characteristics, showing earthy, crushed leaf components and even agave, but without any green, bitter elements. The palate is broad, with red fruited accessibility, and the property’s signature structure and firm tannins. Medium bodied to full bodied.

Serve with your favorite pizza, pasta or hearty stew.

The wine is ready to be enjoyed now but aging potential 4 – 7 years.

Rating: 88 points

  
Kaapzicht Estate Red
 

Inky, deep purple colored 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, good wood integration and soft tannins.

Delicious on its own or as a partner to rich venison casseroles or even strong cheese.

The wine will age well for the next 5 – 7 years.

Rating: 88 points