Kanonkop, Pinotage 2013

Kanonkop, Pinotage 2013

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Kanonkop, Pinotage 2013


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SKU WC110523-2013 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 60 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 @ 28C. 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.


Matured for 16 months in 75% new 225 litre French and 25% second fill.


Can under decent conditions mature at least 15 years.


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

ANALYSIS: ALC: 14,7% / Free SO2: 48 / Total SO2: 102 / PH: 3,61 / TA: 5,76 / RS: 2,3 /VA: 0,75


Tim Atkin MW – 94 points

Stephen Tanzer – 91+ points

Wine Spectator – 91 points

ABSA Top 10 Pinotage – Top 10 Award

Platter’s Guide – 4.5*

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