Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Kanonkop Estate is a South African red wine producer located on the low slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, between Stellenbosch and Paarl. This Cabernet Sauvignon is filled with ripe, rich fruit and a plethora of spices.
Winemaking and 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.
A complex nose of dark aromas of black berry, cassis, tobacco with cedar and oak spice. The palate is supple and mouth filling – with concentrated black fruit supported by oak spice, roasted nuts and a hint of fresh fynbos. The tannins are firm yet well-knit and integrated.
ALC 14.83% | RS 2.7 g/l | TA 5.2 g/l | pH 3.78 | FREE SO2 32 mg/l | TOTAL SO2 94 mg/l | VA 0.70 g/l