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Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

£31.00 incl. VAT

3 in stock

The Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a classic example of this varietal when grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg, exuding a sense of coolness in its character despite the warm vintage conditions of 2016. A perfumed nose filled with notes of blackcurrants, fennel, cigar box, tea leaf and “fynbos” shrub. The palate is delicate and fresh, with an austere old-world charm about it. Grainy tannins compliment the earthy profile, with subtle hints of liquorice on the lengthy finish.

Awards / Ratings
Tim Atkin MW – 93 points
Platter’s Guide – 5*

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
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. Very warm and dry during the harvest
period, with minimal wind damage and disease.

WINEMAKING / MATURATION
Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 290C. The floating
skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The
juice was drawn off the skins after 5 days. After malolactic fermentation the
wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L
French Nevers oak barrels

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

£31.00 incl. VAT

3 in stock

The Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a classic example of this varietal when grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg, exuding a sense of coolness in its character despite the warm vintage conditions of 2016. A perfumed nose filled with notes of blackcurrants, fennel, cigar box, tea leaf and “fynbos” shrub. The palate is delicate and fresh, with an austere old-world charm about it. Grainy tannins compliment the earthy profile, with subtle hints of liquorice on the lengthy finish.

Awards / Ratings
Tim Atkin MW – 93 points
Platter’s Guide – 5*

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
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. Very warm and dry during the harvest
period, with minimal wind damage and disease.

WINEMAKING / MATURATION
Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 290C. The floating
skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The
juice was drawn off the skins after 5 days. After malolactic fermentation the
wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L
French Nevers oak barrels

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

£31.00 incl. VAT

3 in stock

The Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a classic example of this varietal when grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg, exuding a sense of coolness in its character despite the warm vintage conditions of 2016. A perfumed nose filled with notes of blackcurrants, fennel, cigar box, tea leaf and “fynbos” shrub. The palate is delicate and fresh, with an austere old-world charm about it. Grainy tannins compliment the earthy profile, with subtle hints of liquorice on the lengthy finish.

Awards / Ratings
Tim Atkin MW – 93 points
Platter’s Guide – 5*

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
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. Very warm and dry during the harvest
period, with minimal wind damage and disease.

WINEMAKING / MATURATION
Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 290C. The floating
skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The
juice was drawn off the skins after 5 days. After malolactic fermentation the
wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L
French Nevers oak barrels

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