Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2018

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Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2018

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  • Since its first vintage Tim Atkin has never scored this less than 90 points
  • Made from younger bush vines
  • A softer expression of the Pinotage style

The process for the Pinotage is a labour of love. The bunches are destemmed and then go through 3 stages of berry sorting and then are fermented in open tanks. These open tanks are tended to every 2-3 hours by punching the cap, which is a process that inoculates the yeasts. It is said - if you fail at managing the cap, you fail the wine! After 3 days on the skins, the wine is racked off and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

When you open this wine the first thing you will notice is the dark purple hue of the wine. Although it’s a softer presentation of Pinotage there is still the fresh plums, mulberries and spice on the palate with that meaty undertone. It’s fruity with great acidity but still a lean muscular wine in my opinion. Like a high jumper, not a powerlifter.

The awards and reviews list for this wine is long, if you are intrigued, take a look, you won’t be disappointed.