Kanonkop, Pinotage 2011

Kanonkop, Pinotage 2011

Kanonkop, Pinotage 2011

Out of stock

Kanonkop, Pinotage 2011


Out of stock

SKU WC110523-2011 Category

Chemical Analysis

Alc: 14,5%; free SO2: 56; Total SO2: 112; pH: 3,68; T/A: 5,2; Residual Sugar: 1,9; V/A: 0,69.

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar

Varieties: 100% Pinotage

Origin: Simonsberg, Stellenbosch

Climate: Long Cold and wet Winter with a slow steady ripening period.

Age of vines: Up to 58 year old bush vines

Irrigation: None – dry land

Soil: Decomposed granite and Hutton soils

Yield: 5,0 tons/ha -3250 litre/ha


Fermentation took place in open concrete fermenters at 28°C. Cap was punched manually every 2 hours and the juice was drawn off the skins after 3 days.


A very complex wine with hints of red fruit flavours which reflects some Pinot Noir Style elegance and structure. Big, boldand  tannin structures which are down played by ripe tannins and elegance.


Matured for 15 months in 75% new 225 litre French and 25% 2nd fill.

Ageing Potential

Can under decent conditions mature for 15 to 20 years.

Food suggestions

Read meat or spicy Asian style dishes.

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