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Kadette Pinotage, Kanonkop

Making up 50% of all plantings, Kanonkop's Pinotage vines have been retained as bush vines to provide optimum sunlight and therefore maximum ripeness.

Attractive crimson hues, with scented aromas of red currants, strawberry confit and dried rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied and opulent, with finely textured tannins and flavours of red pastille sweets, bright cherries and a hint of spice. The acidity is in balance with the fruit and wood components, and adds a sparkle of freshness to the alluring red berry flavours on the finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.4 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.5 g/L

pH

3.79

ACIDITY

5.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Abrie Beeslaar

VARIETY

Pinotage

TIME IN OAK

12 months

SULPHUR

Free 50 mg/l: Total 96 mg/l

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The carry-over effect of the previous three year’s drought was still visible in this vintage, despite the higher rainfall during the season, and it delivered a smaller crop, but of high quality. Despite the relative low water stress, the cool weather contributed to smaller berries, and less irrigation was needed in this growing season.

Vinification details

Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 280C. The floating skins were punched down mechanically, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was then drawn off the skins after 3 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 90 pts
Decanter: 90 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Abrie Beeslaar has a magic touch with Pinotage, whatever the price point.

Tim Atkin MW

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Kadette Pinotage, Kanonkop

Making up 50% of all plantings, Kanonkop's Pinotage vines have been retained as bush vines to provide optimum sunlight and therefore maximum ripeness.

Intense purple hues with lively aromas of fresh plums, mulberries and allspice, followed by a meaty undertone. The palate displays an inherent earthy touch, with flavours of crimson beetroot and maraschino cherries. Coherent balance between the fruit and the fresh acidity, with muscular support from the tightly-woven tannin structure.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.4 g/L

pH

3.65

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Abrie Beeslaar

VARIETY

Pinotage

TIME IN OAK

12 months

SULPHUR

Total: 79 Free: 50

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

Fermentation took place in open concrete fermenters at 28°C. The cap was punched down manually every 2 hours, with the juice drawn off the skins after 3-5 days. Post fermentation, the wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd- and 3rd-fill French oak barrels.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 92 pts
IWC: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Abrie Beeslaar has a concert pianist's touch with Pinotage, bringing the best out of the variety at different levels of price and ambition.

Tim Atkin MW

Kadette Pinotage, Kanonkop

Making up 50% of all plantings, Kanonkop's Pinotage vines have been retained as bush vines to provide optimum sunlight and therefore maximum ripeness.

A deep purple-red colour, with a bright rim. This Pinotage offers notes of raspberry, strawberry and red cherry which is balanced by sweet spice, plum, redcurrant and supple tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.4 g/L

pH

3.39

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Abrie Beeslaar

VARIETY

Pinotage

TIME IN OAK

12 months

SULPHUR

Total: 77 Free: 21

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

Fermentation took place in open concrete fermenters at 28°C. The cap was punched down manually every 2 hours, with the juice drawn off the skins after 3 days. Post fermentation, the wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd- and 3rd-fill French oak barrels.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 92 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
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Kadette Pinotage, Kanonkop

Making up 50% of all plantings, Kanonkop's Pinotage vines have been retained as bush vines to provide optimum sunlight and therefore maximum ripeness.

A deep purple-red colour, with a bright rim. This Pinotage offers notes of raspberry, strawberry and black plum which is balanced by sweet spice, vanilla and supple tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.7 g/L

pH

3.59

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Abrie Beeslaar

VARIETY

Pinotage

TIME IN OAK

12 months

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

Fermentation took place in open concrete fermenters at 28°C. The cap was punched down manually every 2 hours, with the juice drawn off the skins after 3 days. Post fermentation, the wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd- and 3rd-fill French oak barrels.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
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