Home / Wines / Kadette Cape Blend, Kanonkop

You've got to applaud a winery that makes 1.7m bottles of a red blend of this quality. Impressive value.

Tim Atkin MW

Download full size images

Kadette Cape Blend, Kanonkop

As with all Kanonkop wines, Kadette Cape Blend is both produced and bottled at Kanonkop.

The bright ruby colour of this wine is complemented on the nose by attractive aromas of redcurrants, cherries, spice and a touch of mocha. The palate is lively and fresh, with succulent raspberry flavours supported by a firm, yet silky tannin structure. Savoury notes persist on the lengthy finish. A blend of 37% Pinotage, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.0 g/L

pH

3.52

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Abrie Beeslaar

VARIETY

Red Blend

TIME IN OAK

12 months

SULPHUR

Total: 95 Free: 46

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

A dry summer with warm days and consistently cool nights to ensure good ripening.

Vinification details

Once pressed, the juice spent 3-5 days on skins in open fermentors at 28°C, being punched manually every 2 hours. Post-fermentation the wine spent 12 months in 2nd- and 3rd-fill 225L French Nevers barrels.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 90 pts
Vinous: 91 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss

Download full size images

Kadette Cape Blend, Kanonkop

As with all Kanonkop wines, Kadette Cape Blend is both produced and bottled at Kanonkop.

A deep ruby red colour, with notes of blackcurrant, tealeaf and vanilla spice on the nose, which follows through to the palate. A well-balanced structure with fresh acidity and a dry, appetising finish. A blend of 37% Pinotage, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.1 g/L

pH

3.55

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Abrie Beeslaar

VARIETY

Red Blend

TIME IN OAK

12-14 months

SULPHUR

Total: 114 Free: 56

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

2017 was a very dry and hot growing season which resulted in lower yields.

Vinification details

Once pressed, the juice spent 3-5 days on skins in open fermentors at 28°C, being punched manually every 2 hours. Post-fermentation the wine spent 12-14 months in 2nd- and 3rd-fill 225L French Nevers barrels.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss

Download full size images

Kadette Cape Blend, Kanonkop

As with all Kanonkop wines, Kadette Cape Blend is both produced and bottled at Kanonkop.

A deep ruby red colour, with notes of blackcurrant, tealeaf and vanilla spice on the nose, which follows through to the palate. A well-balanced structure with fresh acidity and a dry, appetising finish. A blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Pinotage, 23% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.2 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.6 g/L

pH

3.61

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Abrie Beeslaar

VARIETY

Red Blend

TIME IN OAK

12-14 months

SULPHUR

Total: 116 Free: 56

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

Vintage conditions

2016 saw a very dry and hot growing season which resulted in lower yields.

Vinification details

Once pressed, the juice spent 3-5 days on skins in open fermentors at 28°C, being punched manually every 2 hours. Post-fermentation the wine spent 12-14 months in 2nd- and 3rd-fill 225L French Nevers barrels.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss