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Kanonkop releases world’s most expensive Pinotage – again

The second vintage of the world's most expensive Pinotage has been launched this week.

The second vintage of Stellenbosch producer Kanonkop’s 1000 Rand (US$138) Pinotage launched in Johannesburg on Monday but will not go on sale until September 22.

The inaugural release, the 2006 Black Label Pinotage, sold out in three hours. While Kanonkop winemaker Abrie Beeslaar admits the 2007 is ‘lighter, more Pinot Noir in style’ to the 2006, it is expected to sell as quickly.

Beeslaar said: ‘We made the wine because this blend was totally different in style. It doesn’t have the typical aromatics of Pinotage and shows people how different Pinotage can be.’

The wine is made from 57 year-old vines on the B202 block.

It will only be available through online retailers www.winesociety.co.za and www.cybercellars.co.za.

Written by Rebecca Gibb

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