Knorhoek Wine Range
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Winemakers Choice Collection Knorhoek Stellenbosch Offer to all wine lovers

Winemakers Choice Collection for only R645
Pantère Cabernet Sauvignon
Pantère Bordeaux Blend
Knorhoek Merlot
Knorhoek Shiraz
Knorhoek Pinotage
Knorhoek Chenin Blanc

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Knorhoek Pantère Bordeaux Stellenbosch Pantère Bordeaux Blend 2011

Tasting notes: Almonds, youngberries, a hint of smokiness and white pepper spices make up a complex bouquet of fruit flavours with a soft tannin structure and lingering aftertaste. This full-bodied red blend has very good maturing potential, reaching full maturity after 3-5 years. Drink now or in the next 10 years

Cellar: The Merlot, Cabernet franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were picked at full ripeness. Each cultivar was fermented separately in open-top tanks (kuipe), then matured separately for 19 months before blending. The blend was matured in 50 % new French oak and 25% in 2nd and 3rd respectively for a further 3 months before bottling.
 
Ph: 3.53 Alc: 14.5 % TA: 6.8 g/l RS: 1.4 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Pantère Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Pantère Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Tasting notes: Intense deep colour with cassis, red berries and attractive oak spice on the nose. Full-bodied palate with red and black fruit, a hint of meaty, earthy, developed flavours is also detected. Long, dry finish. A full-bodied serious wine enjoyed with various meats, including roasted lamb, ostrich and venison, but also complements tomato-based pasta. Drink now or in the next 3 - 5 years, but can easily age for 20 years.

Cellar: Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are picked from clone CS46C, which gives the very typical Cabernet Sauvignon character. The grapes are fermented in open fermenters and the cap is punched down. Matured in 100% new French oak barrels for 24 months. This is an unfiltered wine.
 
Ph: 3.6 Alc: 14.5 % TA: 5.72 g/l RS: 3.0 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Pantère Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Pantère Chenin Blanc 2013

Tasting notes: Tropical, rich, guava, dried apricot, pineapple, ripe citrus and touch of wood flavours with a smooth aftertaste and a very good maturing potential. An wooded serious food and everyday wine - versatile, enjoyed even with turkey, duck and Thai food. Drink now or in the next 2-5 years.

Cellar: The grapes are picked from old bush vines (35 years old) at full ripeness for a specific full style Chenin Blanc. The grapes and berries are hand selected (500 man hours of sorting) and only the best is kept. The juice is handled cold oxidative. Skin contact is given for up to 36 hours for maximum extraction. Natural fermentation (no yeast added) in wooden French oak barrels for 6 months. After fermentation the wine is kept on the yeast lees for 6 months before it is racked and bottled.
 
Ph: 3.52 Alc: 12.5 % TA: 6.70 g/l RS: 14.70 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Tasting notes: Intense deep colour with cassis, red berries and attractive oak spice on the nose. Full-bodied palate with red and black fruit, a hint of meaty, earthy, developed flavours is also detected. Long, dry finish. A full-bodied serious wine enjoyed with various meats, including roasted lamb, ostrich and venison, but also complements tomato-based pasta. Drink now or in the next 3-5 years. Ageing potential at least 5 to 10 years.

Cellar: 79 % Matured in French oak barrels for 12 months, 10% of this portion are new barrels. 21% Matured in French oak barrels for 24 months, 10% of this portion is new barrels. A touch of Merlot and Cabernet franc, matured in an even proportion of second and third fill barrels, was used to complete the mouth feel and to add complexity to the wine. This is an unfiltered wine.
 
Ph: 3.61 Alc: 14.5 % TA: 5.30 g/l RS: 2.5 g/l
 
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stellenbosch wines Knorhoek Cabernet Franc Knorhoek Cabernet Franc 2012

Tasting notes: Intense deep colour with blackberries and ripe plum against a backdrop of tea bush flavours. Rich and complex with a soft tannin structure. A full-bodied serious wine enjoyed with various meats, particularly ostrich and venison, but also complements tomato-based pasta. Drink now or in the next 3-5 years.

Cellar: The grapes were picked fully ripe and fermented in open-top tanks (kuipe). The wine was left on the skins for about 40 days before racking and pressing. Matured for 22 months in small French oak barrels, selected 30% new, 25% 2nd, 25% 3rd and 20% 4th fill respectively.
Ph: 3.51 Alc: 14.0 % TA: 6.80 g/l RS: 2.30 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Shiraz Stellenbosch Knorhoek Shiraz 2011

Tasting notes: Rich plum and young berry flavours enhanced by mixed spice and white pepper flavours on the nose. On the palate the wine is soft and tannins are well integrated with the fruit and oak.
Drink now or in next five years.

Cellar: Shiraz grapes are planted at high altitude on a warmer north facing soil. Grapes are picked at optimum ripeness. The Shiraz grapes are fermented in open fermenters and the cap is manually punched down. Extended skin contact is given after fermentation. Matured in French oak barrels for 18 months. 20% New barrels are used to enhance the wood and fruit balance.
 
Ph: 3.54 Alc: 14.5 % TA: 5.5 g/l RS: 3.5 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Merlot Stellenbosch Knorhoek Merlot 2011

Tasting notes: Intense deep colour with a mouth feel driven by berry fruit characters. With soft tannin structure this is a easy Merlot with complex flavours. A medium-bodied, still serious wine enjoyed with various meats, ostrich and venison, but can also be enjoyed without food. Drink now or in the next 3-5 years.

Cellar: Merlot grapes are picked from clone MO343, which gives a strong berry characters, thus fruit driven wines. The grapes are fermented in open fermenters and the cap is punched down. Matured in french oak barrels for 18 months. 20% new barrels are used with an even proportion of second and third fill barrels to enhance the wood and fruit balance.
 
Ph: 3.50 Alc: 14.0 % TA: 5.70 g/l RS: 2.3 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Pinotage Stellenbosch Knorhoek Pinotage 2011

Tasting notes: Ripe bananas with a nice integration of oak flavours and a hint of berry fruits makes up a complex bouquet. Juicy and supple on the pallet, but with a good structure to make this wine enjoyable now or in the next five years. To be enjoyed alone or with a wide variety of meats, game and spicy foods.
Drink now or in the next 3 - 5 years.

Cellar: The Pinotage grapes were fermented in open fermenters and the cap punched down. Matured in French oak barrels only for 12 months. 20% new barrels were used with an even proportion of second and third fill barrels to enhance the wood and fruit balance.
 
Ph: 3.68 Alc: 14.0 % TA: 6.10 g/l RS: 4.20 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch Knorhoek Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Tasting notes: Complex flavours - predominantly fresh tropical fruit, especially guava, and a hint of passion fruit, full round mouth with soft tannins and a lingering after taste. Well balanced acidity. This traditional old world unwooded Sauvignon Blanc is an everyday wine with complex flavours for all occasions, especially salad, pasta, fish and white meat. Drink now or in the next 2 - 4 years.

Cellar: The grapes are grown at high altitude, thus ripened slowly under cool conditions. Each block is picked separately at optimum ripeness to preserve the taste of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The juice is handled cold reductively to preserve the natural flavours. A combination of yeasts was used to cold ferment the juice over a period of 30 days. This is expressed on the nose with an explosion of fresh fruit as well as rich tropical aromas. The wine was kept in stainless steel tanks and left on the lees for a further two months to prolong the shelf life and reduce SO2 levels needed for preservation.
 
Ph: 3.35 Alc: 13.5 % TA: 6.30 g/l RS: 2.70 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Knorhoek Chenin Blanc 2013

Tasting notes: Tropical, rich, fresh pineapple and ripe citrus flavours with a smooth aftertaste and a very good maturing potential. An unwooded serious food and everyday wine - versatile, enjoyed even with turkey, duck and Thai food. Drink now or in the next 2-5 years.

Cellar: The grapes are picked from a combination of old bush vines (35 years old) and trelished bush vines. The grapes are picked at full ripeness for a specific full style Chenin Blanc. The grapes are hand selected and only the best is kept. The juice is handled cold non-reductively to enhance the natural flavours. Skin contact is given for up to 12 hours for maximum extraction. Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine is kept on the yeast lees for 3 months before it is racked and bottled.

Ph: 3.50 Alc: 13.0 % TA: 6.50 g/l RS: 4.0 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Konfetti Sparkling Rosé Stellenbosch Knorhoek Konfetti Sparkling Rosé (Sold Out)

Tasting notes:
Pleasant balance between fruit and acidity showing delicious fruit flavours and grape aromas. Excellent for pre-drinks at weddings and other functions. This is a festive, romantic Sparkling Wine for that perfect moment with that perfect someone. Drink now or in the next 3 years.

Cellar: Skin contact is given overnight after which some juice is removed by the method of Saignée or "bleeding". The Juice undergoes cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks with a white wine yeast for 4 weeks and then kept on the lees for a month or two before it is filtered, CO2 impregnated and bottled.
 
Ph: 3.21 Alc: 12.0 % TA: 6.4 g/l RS: 11.7 g/l
 
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stellenbosch wines Two Cubs Red Blend Two Cubs Red Blend 2012

Tasting notes: A complexity of delicate fruit aromas consisting of black currant and black berry, supported by flavours of mocca and delicate vanilla and smokiness. Round on taste with a long aftertaste. Soft, well-structured tannin and good balanced acidity. Drink alone or with a wide varieties of red meats. Drink now or in the next 5-6 years.

Cellar: Grapes were picked by hand in the early morning to ensure that it arrives at the cellar in top condition. The bunches were de-stemmed and crushed and pumped into open tanks. This mixture of grape skins and juice was cooled down to approximately 8°C for about 3 days. A combination of yeast strains were used with each cultivar. Fermentation lasted for 7 days after which the wine was left on the skins for another 23 days before separation. Malolactic Fermentation was done in the tank and the final maturation was done in 4th fill barrels with a touch of oak staves made from pure French Oak. Duration of Maturation was 14 months.
 
Ph: 3.58 Alc: 14.00 % TA: 5.30 g/l RS: 5.10 g/l
 
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stellenbosch wines Pinotage Two Cubs Pinotage 2011

Tasting notes: Playful and light-hearted, friendly and approachable, the latest additions to the Knorhoek family are wines of quality and distinction. Wine made by a new generation, for new generation wine lovers.

Ripe bananas with a nice integration of oak flavours and a hint of berry fruits makes up a complex bouquet. Juicy and supple on the pallet, but with a good structure to make this wine enjoyable now or in the next five years. To be enjoyed alone or with a wide variety of meats, game and spicy foods or just for everyday drinking.

Cellar: The Pinotage grapes were fermented in open fermenters and the cap punched down. Matured on French Oak staves inside tanks for 13 months.

Ph: 3.63 Alc: 14.00 % TA: 5.20 g/l RS: 3.40 g/l
 
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Sauvignon blanc  Two Cubs Sauvignon Blanc (Sold Out)

Tasting notes:
Well balanced wine with good fruit and acidity. An easy drinking white wine enjoyed with green salad, white meat and a wide variety of seafood. Drink now or in the next 3 years.

Cellar: The grapes were picked ripe to enhance the fruit flavours. The Sauvignon blanc was treated reductively to the tank where it was cold fermented with a combination of yeasts. The wine was left on the yeast lees for a few months before bottling.
 
Ph: 3.22 Alc: 12.50 % TA: 5.60 g/l RS: 1.50 g/l
 
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stellenbosch wines Chenin Blanc Two Cubs Chenin Blanc (Sold Out)

Tasting notes:
Tropical fruit flavours, guava, honey, grapefruit and pineapple. Balanced between fruit and acidity. An easy drinking white wine enjoyed with green salad, white meat and a wide variety of seafood. Drink now or in the next 3 years.

Cellar: The grapes were picked ripe to enhance the fruit flavours: the Sauvignon blanc from specific areas inside the vineyard and the Chenin Blanc from newly trellised vines. The Sauvignon Blanc was treated reductively to the tank where it was cold fermented with a combination of yeasts. The Chenin Blanc was treated non-reductively and was cold fermented with suitable yeast. Both the cultivars were left on the yeast lees for a few months before blending.
 
Ph: 3.52 Alc: 13.0 % TA: 6.70 g/l RS: 14.70 g/l
 
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stellenbosch wines Two Cubs Rosé Two Cubs Rosé 2013 (Sold Out)

Tasting notes:
Nice balance between fruit and acidity showing nice fruit flavours and grape aromas. Excellent for pre-drinks at weddings and other functions. Enjoy it on its own or with lighter meals such as salads and seafood’s. Drink now or in the next 3 years.

Cellar: After 6 to 12 hours of skin contact, 10% of juice from Pinotage grapes is extracted by the method of Saignée or "bleeding". This extracted juice is nice pink in color and great for Rosé wine. The Juice undergoes cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks with white wine yeast for 4 weeks. Then the resultant Rosé is filtered and bottled.
 
Ph: 3.34 Alc: 12.0 % TA: 5.33 g/l RS: 4.81 g/l
 
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Knoerhoek White Wine Stellenbosch KNOR White Blend 2013 (Sold Out  - New release after harvest 2014)

Tasting notes: Tropical fruit flavours, guava, honey, grapefruit and pineapple. Balanced between fruit and acidity. An easy drinking white wine enjoyed with green salad, white meat and a wide variety of seafood. Drink now or in the next 3 years.

Cellar: The grapes were picked ripe to enhance the fruit flavours. The Sauvignon blanc was treated reductively to the tank where it was cold fermented with a combination of yeasts. The Chenin blanc was treated non-reductively and was cold fermented with suitable yeast.

Ph: 3.36 Alc: 12.0 % TA: 7.50 g/l RS: 4.50 g/l
 
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Knorhoek Red Wine Stellenbosch KNOR Red Blend 2012

Tasting notes: A complexity of delicate fruit aromas consisting of black currant and black berry, supported by flavours of mocca and delicate vanilla and smokiness. Round on taste with a long aftertaste. Soft, well-structured tannin and good balanced acidity. Drink alone or with a wide varieties of red meats. Drink now or before 2020.

Cellar: Grapes were picked by hand in the early morning to ensure that it arrives at the cellar in top condition. The bunches were de-stemmed and crushed and pumped into open tanks. This mixture of grape skins and juice was cooled down to approximately 8°C for about 3 days. A combination of yeast strains were used with each cultivar. Fermentation lasted for 7 days after which the wine was left on the skins for another 23 days before separation. Malolactic Fermentation was done in the tank and the final maturation was done in 4th fill barrels with a touch of oak staves made from pure French Oak.

Ph: 3.59 Alc: 14.5 % TA: 5.34 g/l RS: 4.5 g/l
 
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knorhoek HVN Signature Port 2006 Knorhoek HVN Signature Port 2006 – Limited Release
Limited Release in memory van Oupa Hannes van Niekerk
in a box set of 3 bottles for only R330.
(Sold Out)

Tasting notes:
Intense deep colour with cassis, eucalyptus and attractive oak spice on the nose. Full-bodied palate with red and black fruit, chocolate, rum and raisin and a hint of meaty, earthy, developed flavours is also detected. Long, smooth and sweet finish. This is the perfect drink for that perfect moment. Enjoy it on its own or even with desserts. Drink now or in the next 1 - 30 years.

Cellar:
Long hanging-time, selected harvesting, low yield (0.56tons per hectare), hands-on winemaking and handcrafting of the wines for 40 months in 2 x 225Litre French Oak barrels is the true secret behind this gem.

This wine has been made as a tribute to the love for the vineyard, love for wine, love for the soil and love for a family member who epitomises all that we are today - a true gentleman from a bygone era - Hannes van Niekerk - our father and grandfather.

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