Kanonkop, Pinotage 2018

Kanonkop, Pinotage 2018

Kanonkop, Pinotage 2018

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Kanonkop, Pinotage 2018


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SKU WC110523-2018 Category

WINEMAKER Abrie Beeslaar

COMPOSITION 100% Pinotage

ORIGIN Simonsberg, Stellenbosch

AGE OF VINES 31 to 65 year old bush vines

IRRIGATION None – dry land vineyards

SOIL TYPE Decomposed Granite and Hutton

YIELD 5 tons per hectare

AGEING POTENTIAL 10 to 15 years from vintage

PRODUCTION VOLUME 12 000 cases (6 x 750ml)


Spicy Asian-style dishes | Aromatic curries Peppered squid with wasabi | All types of venison meat | Seared game fish | Duck


Extremely warm and dry, with below average rainfall and cold units during the preceding winter. During ripening the night time temperatures were cooler than normal, resulting in good acid and flavour development. A challenging vintage that produced sound, concentrated wines.


Fermented in open top concrete fermenters at 28 0C. The floating skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was drawn off the skins after 3 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 16 months in 80% new and 20% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.


Intense purple hues. The nose is beautifully aromatic, with scented aromas of red currants, macerated cherries and cinnamon spice. The palate displays a silky tannin structure, backed by a fine seam of acidity. Subtle vanilla undertones from the integrated oak profile are juxtaposed against a fruit explosion of wild bramble, plums and black berries. An elegant wine with lingering flavours of juicy, dark plums on the finish.

ALC 14.84% | RS 2.2 g/l | TA 5.4 g/l | pH 3.73 | FREE SO2 50 mg/l | TOTAL SO2 132 mg/l | VA 0.68 g/l

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