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Pinotage 2018 - Kanonkop

Pinotage 2018 - Kanonkop

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The Pinotage is a vine originating from South Africa, born in 1925 from a singular cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage (or Cinsaut). The father of Pinotage was Abraham Izak Perold, a university professor and winemaker who sought the best resistance to the dry summers of the Western Cape region in South Africa.

Ruby red wine with violet reflections.

On the nose this South African Pinotage is wonderfully aromatic, with aromas of Red currant, macerated sour cherries e cinnamon spices. On the palate it shows a silky tannin structure, supported by a subtle acidity. The nuances of vanilla integrate with the red fruit, wild berries, plums e more. An elegant and complex Pinotage, with persistent flavors of juicy and ripe plums on the finish.

Expected evolution: this Pinotage will give its best up to 15 years after bottling.

Pairings at the table: Perfect with duck, game, Lamb and dishes of the Asian cuisine

Alcohol content: 14.5%

Cork

Origin

Wine of Origin South Africa.
Stellenbosch.

In the vineyard

The Pinotage of 2018 was born from a hot and dry winter, with below-average rainfall. However, during the ripening the night temperatures were cooler than normal, with consequent excellent development of the grapes and of its intensity and natural acidity. A demanding year, which however produced healthy and concentrated wines. The vineyards of this Pinotage from Kanonkop are 30 to 65 years old and are grown in dry, clay-rich soils, locally referred to as "Hutton". No artificial irrigation. The production was 5 tons / ha.

In the cellar

After the harvest, the grapes are de-stemmed and the must ferments in open concrete tanks at a temperature of about 28 ° C and macerates on the skins for 3 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine ages for 16 months in Nevers French oak barriques (80% new and 20% second-use). The Pinotage is finally bottled and follows a further refinement of a few months before being marketed.

Awards

Antonio Galloni / Vinous: 93/100 points; Robert parker: 90/100 points; Tim Atkin MW, Best of South Africa: 94/100 points; Neal Martin: 91/100 points; Drinks International 2020: 32nd / 50 Most Admired Wine Brand in the World; Platter\'s Guide: 4.5 / 5 stars.

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