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KANONKOP Black Label Pinotage, Stellenbosch 2017

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KANONKOP Black Label Pinotage, Stellenbosch 2017

<p>KANONKOP Black Label Pinotage, Stellenbosch</p> <p>This wine, a definitive South African Pinotage, comes from unirrigated bush-vines planted in the 1950s in decomposed granite soils on the lower slopes of Simonsberg in Stellenbosch. It is fermented in shallow, open concrete vessels with the cap punched down manually every two hours and the juice separated from the skins after 3.5 days. The wine then matures for 18 months in 100% new, 225-litre French (Nevers) oak barrels.</p> <p>The nose is perfumed with dark red rose petals plus layers of strawberries, red fruit and hints of sweet spice. The palate is packed with red fruit, black plums and chocolate with integrated oak in a supporting role. Plentiful, ripe tannins and a long, seamless finish round off this complex, powerful yet elegant wine. Ageing potential: 20-25 years.</p>
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KANONKOP Black Label Pinotage, Stellenbosch

This wine, a definitive South African Pinotage, comes from unirrigated bush-vines planted in the 1950s in decomposed granite soils on the lower slopes of Simonsberg in Stellenbosch. It is fermented in shallow, open concrete vessels with the cap punched down manually every two hours and the juice separated from the skins after 3.5 days. The wine then matures for 18 months in 100% new, 225-litre French (Nevers) oak barrels.

The nose is perfumed with dark red rose petals plus layers of strawberries, red fruit and hints of sweet spice. The palate is packed with red fruit, black plums and chocolate with integrated oak in a supporting role. Plentiful, ripe tannins and a long, seamless finish round off this complex, powerful yet elegant wine. Ageing potential: 20-25 years.

  • Style: Pinotage
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Region: Stellenbosch
  • Code: KANBLPINOT
  • Varietal: Pinotage
  • Country: South Africa
ABN: 77 159 767 843
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ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria 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