Tasting Date: January 2011
Varietal: Red Blend
Country: Coastal Region, South Africa
Tasting Date Price: $12.99
Rating: WS 2008 87; WE 2008 81
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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.