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Kanonkop Pinotage 2016
Kanonkop Pinotage 2016
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Kanonkop Pinotage 2016

Regular price $39.95

Tasting Notes:  Deep intense ruby plum colour with a purple hue. A bold intensity of red plum, red berries and a concentration of dark chocolate, vanilla and aromatic sweet spice. The 2015 vintage offers a good complexity with layered flavours that will continue to develop and integrate for years to come.

Appellation Stellenbosch, South Africa
Varieties 100% Pinotage

A warm dry season with hot days during picking

Age of Vines Up to 63 year old bush vines

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 18 months in 75% new 225 lit. French and 25% 2nd fill.

Winemaker Abrie Beeslaar
Reviews - 92 points

“The 2016 Pinotage spent 18 months in 75% new and 25% second-fill French barriques. It has a clean, pure bouquet of black plum, licorice and light menthol notes that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit and well-judged acidity. The oak just lends lift toward the smooth, dark-chocolate-tinged finish. Excellent.”
— Neal Martin 91 points