Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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SKU WC110525-2016 Category

WINEMAKER Abrie Beeslaar

COMPOSITION 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

ORIGIN Simonsberg, Stellenbosch

AGE OF VINES 27 years on average

IRRIGATION Dry land vineyards and supplemental

SOIL TYPE Decomposed Granite, Hutton and Clovelly

YIELD 4 tons per hectare

AGEING POTENTIAL 10 to 15 years from vintage

PRODUCTION VOLUME 8000 cases (6 x 750ml)

FOOD PAIRING

All types of steak | Slow-cooked venison | Braised beef short ribs | Rosemary lamb shanks | Matured hard cheeses _____________________________________________________________

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The cold weather arrived late, with below average rainfall resulting in low soil moisture and dam levels .The budburst period was very dry, placing a lot of strain on the vines and causing a reduction in the amount of berries per bunch and the resulting crop size. Very warm and dry during the harvest period, with minimal wind damage and disease.

WINEMAKING / MATURATION

Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 290C. The floating skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was drawn off the skins after 5 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

A classic Simonsberg Cabernet, exuding a sense of coolness, despite the warm vintage conditions. A perfumed nose filled with notes of blackcurrants, fennel, cigar box, tea leaf and “fynbos” shrub. The palate is delicate and fresh, with an austere old-world charm about it. Grainy tannins compliment the earthy profile, with subtle hints of liquorice on the lengthy finish.

ALC 14.37% | RS 2.6 g/l | TA 5.9 g/l | pH 3.40 | FREE SO2 45 mg/l | TOTAL SO2 114 mg/l | VA 0.55 g/l

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