Kanonkop Pinotage 2012

A complex wine with hints of red fruit and mocha flavours. Elegant tannin structures with a good length and dry finish.

Pasta, red meat and spicy Asian style dishes.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : Abrie Beeslaar
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.4 g/l  va : 0.60 g/l  so2 : 90 mg/l  fso2 : 55 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Can mature for a further 6 - 8 years.

in the vineyard : Climate: Long, cold and wet winter with a slow steady ripening period.
Age of vines: 5 to 20 years 
Irrigation: Supplementary
Soil: Decomposed granite and Hutton soils. 
Yield: 6 - 7 tons/ha

in the cellar : Fermentation took place in open concrete fermenters @ 28°C. Cap was punched manually every 2 hours and was the juice drawn off the skins after 3 days. Matured for 14 months in 2nd fill French oak.

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