Kanonkop, Estate Pinotage 2016 Magnum
A Magnum of Kanonkop’s Pinotage from 63-year-old unirrigated bush vines grown on the estate.
A bold intensity of black plum, red and black berries and a concentration of vanilla and aromatic sweet spice.
This vintage offers a good complexity with layered flavours that is balanced and accessible, but will continue to develop and integrate for years to come.
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The cold weather arrived late, with below average rainfall resulting in low soil moisture and dam levels. The budburst period was very dry, placing a lot of strain on the vines and causing a reduction in the amount of berries per bunch and the resulting crop size. The weather was very warm and dry during the harvest period, with minimal wind damage and disease.
Fermentation took place in open concrete fermentors at 28°C. The cap was punched down manually every 2 hours and the juice drawn off the skins after 3 days. The wine was matured for 18 months in 75% new and 25% 2nd-fill 225L French barrels.
In its youth a great accompaniment to red meat or spicy Asian style dishes whereas once matured more suited to partner with lamb or mutton.