Kaapzicht new releases

By , 20 March 2024



This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first bottling of a wine under the Kaapzicht label, this Bottelary farm in the hands of the Steytler family for four generations. New to the portfolio is the third Chenin Blanc to come from a certified heritage block, grapes from a vineyard called Sonsteen planted in 1985, this joining The 1947 and Kliprug planted in 1982.

Sonsteen Chenin Blanc 2023
Price: R165
Three days of skin contact before maturation lasting 10 months in barrel and concrete. Peach, potpourri, honeysuckle and ginger on the nose while the palate is rich, full and creamy in texture, tangy acidity lending balance. Has that concentration that old vines so often provide. Alc: 13.47%.

CE’s rating: 93/100.

Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2023
Price: R225
Matured for 10 months in barrel, 20% new. Citrus, peach, a brush of vanilla and some flinty reduction on the nose. The palate is clean and direct – pure fruit and punchy acidity before a dry finish. Elegant and tightly wound. Alc: 13.42%.

CE’s rating: 93/100.

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    Dieter Gugelmann | 20 March 2024

    Once again Danie Steytler junior conjured up a fine Chenin Blanc in the bottle. All this at an incredible price of R 165.00. What more could you want, just enjoy and have fun.
    Drink now a bottle of Sonsteen and dream of the two Chenins Kliprug and 1947!

    Mike Ratcliffe | 20 March 2024

    Danie Steytler is a Chenin genius – can do no wrong IMHO.

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