Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend
The Cape Blend category requires a minimum Pinotage component of 30%. In the Kadette, the Pinotage element is rounded off with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, all aged in oak. The result is an opulent red wine offering an array of red and black fruit flavours underscored by depth and complexity.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The wine has a deep ruby, red colour. It shows ripe raspberries, black currant and mocha flavours on the nose and has dark chocolate and blackberry fruit on the palate. This wine has good length with a dry finish and can mature for a further 7-8 years."
Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend comes from old vines over 65 years old. They are cultivated as shrub vines; a traditional practice that is used to make the most of the sunlight and regulate growth. They also use the most innovative techniques to guarantee the optimum levels of sugar, acid and PH throughout the entire life cycle. The whole process is carefully monitored and culminates in harvesting at the optimum point of ripeness.
When the Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend grape reaches the winery, it is vinified following the ancient tradition of being placed into open concrete tanks at a controlled temperature of between 28 and 30oC. It macerates there with skins for 3 to 7 days to get the best extraction. Finally, the wine ages for 12-14 months in 225-litre French oak barrels being used for the second and third year.
Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend is one of this winery and the Coastal Region’s flagship wines. A blend of varieties that demonstrates how perfect the Cape Town area is for making red wines.
- South Africa
- Red Wine
- Other Red
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