Kanonkop Kadette Blend 2009

Tasting Date:  January 2011
Varietal:  Red Blend
Country:  Coastal Region, South Africa
Tasting Date Price:  $12.99
Rating:  WS 2008 87;  WE 2008 81
Alcohol Content: 
Vineyard Website:  click here 

Visual Aspect:  deep ruby, red colour.

Nose:     It shows ripe raspberries, black current and mocca flavours.

Palate:     Dark chocolate and blackberry fruit on the palate.

Food Pairing:     This wine has good length with a dry finish.
Winery Notes:     Winemaker:  Abrie Beeslaar
Origin:  Stellenbosch  Climate:  A cold winter with warm temperatures during picking.
Age of Vines:  5 to 30 Years  Irrigation: Supplementary  Yield:  6 Tons per hectare
Vinification:  4 to 5 days on skins in open fermenters at 29 C cap punched manually
Maturation:  12 Months in 225 lit. French Nevers
Kanonkop’s second label. A blend of 50% plus Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.  Matured in 225 litre French Nevers barrels for up to 16 months.

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