Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2017
Tasting Notes: A deep purple-red colour, with a bright rim. This Pinotage offers notes of raspberry, strawberry and red cherry, which is balanced by characteristics of sweet spice, plum, red currant and supple tannins.
Well suited to BBQ Red Meat or Chicken, Pastas, and spicy Asian style dishes.
|Appellation||Stellenbosch, South Africa|
A very dry and hot growing season which resulted in lower yields.
|Age of Vines||5 to 20 years|
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.
Matured for 12 months in 2nd & 3rd fill French Oak
2018 NEAL MARTIN REPORT
“The 2017 Kadette Pinotage spent 12 months in second and third-fill French barriques. It has an attractive, simple, slightly earthy mulberry and blackberry nose. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins, clean licorice-tinged black fruit and an almost Bandol-like finish. This is a fine introduction to Pinotage.”