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.
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
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.
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 Chenin Blanc
Thewine shows ripe stone fruit,
pineapple, honeysuckle, gunflint and hay on the expressive nose. On the palate
the wine is bright with crunchy acid and subtle savory undertones.
wine will pair well with seafood dishes, salads and light chicken dishes.
The wine is ready to be enjoyed
now but aging potential 2 – 4 years.
Rating: 88 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.
wine is ready to be enjoyed now but aging potential 3 – 5 years.
Rating: 88 points
Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc
Wonderful sun-ripe yellow fruit with
crunchy apple, fresh pineapple, lemon curd and a lick of toast on the nose. The
palate is medium bodied and fresh with a fleshy core with a sustained finish
showing delightful lemon pith nuances.
The wine will pair well with rich
seafood dishes, cream based pastas and chicken dishes.
wine is ready to be enjoyed now but will age nicely over potential 5-6 years.
Rating: 90 points
Kaapzicht Skuinsberg Cinsaut
The nose shows delightful black
cherry and plum notes partnered by subtle floral, earth and spicy hints. On the
palate the wine is lithe with the fruit notes prominent, a fine tannic core and
sustained, savory finish.
The wine will pair well with
gamebirds, tuna and grilled chicken.
The wine will age nicely over the
next five to six years
Rating: 94 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
The wine is ready to
be enjoyed now but aging potential 4 – 7
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: 89 points
Kaapzicht Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine is deep ruby with a
saturated opaque center. On the palate the wine shows an abundance of classic
blackcurrant notes partnered by subtle hints of fynbos, leather, herb and
pepper notes. On the palate is rich and forthcoming with an inky succulence and
firm well-managed tannins. The rich fruit is beautifully balanced with
integrated oak flavors lending depth and complexity.
The wine will pair well with red meat
dishes, rich stews and pastas.