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Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2021


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Product Notes

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar

Variety: 100% Pinotage

Origin: Stellenbosch

Age of Vines: 5-20 years

Soil: Decomposed granite and Hutton

Yield: 6-7 tons/ha

Vinification: Fermentation in open concrete fermenters @ 28C Cap was punched manually every 2 hours and juice was drawn off the skins after 4 days.

Maturation: For 14 months in 2nd- and 3rd-fill French oak barrels

Description: A complex fruit-forward wine with hints of red fruit, yellow plums and savoury chocolate flavours. Elegant tannin structure with good length and dry finish. Can mature a further 6-8 years.

Food suggestions: Red meat, pasta with strong-flavoured sauces, spicy dishes.

14.0% alc/vol; Free SO2 51; Total SO2 99; pH 3.66; TA 5.7; RS 3 VA 0.75

Tasting note from First Glass wine retailer in Auckland on 26 May 2016:

"Inky black red with blackberries and raspberries filling the bouquet and its spicy and peppery in the palate with juicy red and black fruits and soft pillowy tannins that have a firm centre. Fresh, clean and youthful with a touch of tar, a charry note to the creamy oak and a juicy disposition to the finish where woody herbs notes are offset by a touch of peach. The back label suggests a long cellaring time but the fruit is so generous I think its will be pretty darn drinkable with char-grilled lamb ribs.  14% alc."

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