Kanonkop, Pinotage 2012

Kanonkop, Pinotage 2012

Kanonkop,Pinotage (2012)

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Kanonkop, Pinotage 2012


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SKU WC110520-2012 Category

WINEMAKER: Abrie Beeslaar

VARIETIES:  100% Pinotage

ORIGIN: Simonsberg, Stellenbosch

CLIMATE: Cold and wet winter with some warmer days during picking season.

AGE OF VINES: Up to 59 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 @ 28°C. Cap was punched manually every 2 hours and was the juice drawn off the skins after 3 days.

PRODUCTION:   75 000 Bottles


A complex and fruity wine with red and black fruit flavours when young. After some bottle age this wine will start to show some farmyard, earthy and forest floor characteristics.

MATURATION: Matured for 16 months in 75% new 225 lit. French and 25% 2nd fill.

AGEING POTENTIAL: Can, under decent conditions, mature for at least 15 years.

FOOD SUGGESTION: Red meat or spicy Asian style dishes when young. Better with lamb or mutton when matured.


ALCOHOL: 14.5%

FREE SO2:     51


PH:     3.68

TIA:     5.7

R/S:  1.7

VIA: 0.67

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