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Kanonkop, Estate Pinotage 2020

Kanonkop’s Pinotage comes from 63-year-old unirrigated bush vines grown on the estate.

An elegant wine with lingering flavours of juicy, dark plums on the finish.

Voted 2020 Most Admired Wine Brand in Africa and the Middle East.

94pts | Tim Atkin

£34.50

In stock

Stellenbosch

Pinotage

LightFull Bodied

Description

Experience the unparalleled allure of Kanonkop Pinotage 2020, a wine that seamlessly marries elegance with the enduring richness of juicy, dark plums on the finish.

Vintage Conditions

The journey of this vintage began with a winter that blessed the vineyards with ample rain and cold units, laying the foundation for a promising harvest. As the season unfolded, the weather remained ideal, characterized by warm days without significant heatwaves and cool night temperatures, ensuring optimal grape development.

Winemaking/ Maturation

At the esteemed Kanonkop Wine Estate, the art of winemaking unfolded with precision. The Pinotage 2020 underwent fermentation in open-top concrete fermenters at a controlled 280°C. This hands-on approach continued with the manual punch-downs of the floating skins every two hours throughout fermentation, enhancing the extraction of flavors.

After three days, the juice was delicately drawn off the skins, preserving the wine’s purity. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine matured gracefully for 18 months in a combination of 80% new and 20% second-fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels, adding layers of complexity and structure.

Kanonkop Pinotage 2020 Tasting Notes

Immerse yourself in the allure of this South African red wine, revealing a bright purple-red color that sets the stage for a sensory journey. The nose is a mosaic of bold aromas, including plums, blackberries, hints of licorice and tar, intertwined with layers of smoke, roasted nuts, and rich vanilla.

On the palate, the Pinotage 2020 unfolds a symphony of flavors. Plums, cherries, black figs, dark chocolate, blackberries, and a touch of spicy oak dance on the taste buds. The beautifully integrated plush, creamy tannins contribute to a velvety mouthfeel, while satisfying acidity ensures impeccable balance.

The wine culminates in a long finish, not only satisfying in the moment but also promising great maturation potential, making this bottle a true collector’s item.

Order Kanonkop Estate Wine

Elevate your wine experience with Kanonkop Pinotage 2020, where craftsmanship meets the essence of South African terroir, inviting you to savor every nuance in this exceptional expression of winemaking artistry. Dive into the rich tapestry of Kanonkop Pinotage, a testament to the legacy of Kanonkop Estate, where each sip tells a story of dedication and passion.

Additional information

Grape

Pinotage

Vintage

2020

Wine Farm

Alcohol

14.3%

Spicy Asian-style dishes
Aromatic curries
Peppered squid with wasabi
All types of venison meat
Seared game fish
Duck

1 review for Kanonkop, Estate Pinotage 2020

  1. Tim Atkin | 94pts

    “Not too far behind Black Label in terms of quality – and it’s also a quarter of the price – this is a nuanced, beautifully expressed Pinotage from a master of the grape. Matured in 80% new oak, it displays liquorice, plum and black cherry flavours, subtle cinnamon and vanilla spices, plush tannins and supporting acidity. 2023-32”

    Tim Atkin 2022 SA Report

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