Kanu Red 2001

A nose of raspberry/strawberry jam, cinnamon and minty chocolate. Soft tannins with juicy fruit that ends in a pleasant dry finish. Serve at 19°C. An everyday social red that can be enjoyed with roast pork, roast duck, Prosciutto ham.

variety : Ruby Cabernet [ 56% Ruby Cabernet, 44% Cinsaut ]
winery : Kanu Wines
winemaker : Teddy Hall
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.01 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.87  ta : 5.7 g/l  so2 : 141 mg/l  fso2 : 57 mg/l  
pack : Bottle  

1998 Vintage: Wine Magazine (SA), June 1999 - ***(*) and listed as ‘Best Buy’
Wine Magazine (SA), September 2000 - ****
2000 Vintage: Wine Magazine (SA), October 2001 - ***

ageing : Drinking well now, but will benefit from two to three years' bottle maturation.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Decomposed Malmesbury Shale
Age of vines: ± 10 - 15 years
Trellising: Bush vines
Vine Density: Various
Yield: 9.8 tonnes per hectare
Irrigation: Yes, only overhead sprinklers when needed

about the harvest: Picking date: 28th February 2001 to 14 March 2001
Grape Sugar: 21 - 25° Balling
Acidity: 6.8 to 8.4 at harvest
pH at harvest: 3.3 to 3.5

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented on the skins in open stainless steel tanks at 27°C. The concept of ‘minimal handling’ was adopted; once the grapes reached the cellar, traditional gravity flow, minimal pumping and minimal filtration methods ensured that the wines remained packed with fruit flavours, and is as natural as intended. The wine was racked twice and only lightly filtered before being bottled.
Wood ageing: 15% of blend for 12 months in 225 litre French oak barrels.
Total production: 7300 x 12 cases

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