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KANONKOP Pinotage, Stellenbosch 2017

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KANONKOP Pinotage, Stellenbosch 2017

<p>KANONKOP Pinotage, Stellenbosch</p> <p>Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and the southern Rhone Valley’s Cinsaut created in South Africa in1925 and now widely considered the country’s signature variety. Kanonkop is a leading exponent. The grapes come from (untrellised) bush-vines planted between the mid-1950s and the late 1980s on decomposed granite soils. They are fermented in open concrete tanks with the cap punched down manually every two hours and the juice and skins separated after three days.</p> <p>The wine is then matured for 16 months in 225 litre French (Nevers) oak barrels – 80% new and 20% second use. A textbook Stellenbosch Pinotage with aromatic and spicy aromas of mulberry, raspberry and cinnamon. Muscular, well integrated tannins add structure. Flavours of bramble, violets, plums and black berries are balanced with oak. The wine is typically elegant, with savoury notes on the lengthy finish, and a lifting underlying freshness. Drink now or age for 10-15 years or more.</p>
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KANONKOP Pinotage, Stellenbosch

Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and the southern Rhone Valley’s Cinsaut created in South Africa in1925 and now widely considered the country’s signature variety. Kanonkop is a leading exponent. The grapes come from (untrellised) bush-vines planted between the mid-1950s and the late 1980s on decomposed granite soils. They are fermented in open concrete tanks with the cap punched down manually every two hours and the juice and skins separated after three days.

The wine is then matured for 16 months in 225 litre French (Nevers) oak barrels – 80% new and 20% second use. A textbook Stellenbosch Pinotage with aromatic and spicy aromas of mulberry, raspberry and cinnamon. Muscular, well integrated tannins add structure. Flavours of bramble, violets, plums and black berries are balanced with oak. The wine is typically elegant, with savoury notes on the lengthy finish, and a lifting underlying freshness. Drink now or age for 10-15 years or more.

  • Style: Pinotage
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Region: Stellenbosch
  • Code: KPS
  • Varietal: Pinotage
  • Country: South Africa
ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. No Alcohol can be sold or supplied to anyone under 18. It's against the law. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: WARNING - Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, it is an offence: To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years [Penalty exceeds $19,000]; For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor [Penalty exceeds $800]. License Number: 32055289