*** 15th November -2017 - Awarded The International Winemaker of the year at IWSC Awards... Again! ***
***27th November - 2015 - Awarded The International Winemaker of the year at IWSC Awards***
*** Veritas: Double Gold: Kanonkop Pinotage 2012 ***
*** IWSC: Gold Outstanding: Perold Trophy for Best Pinotage:Kanonkop Pinotage 2012 ***
*** John Platter: 5 Stars: Black Label Pinotage 2012 ***
Country: South Africa Region: Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2016 Colour:Red Style: Dry
Kanonkop Estate has been described by those in the know as being the South African equivalent of a Premier Cru or First Growth. Matured in mainly new 225 litre French Nevers barrels for up to 16 months. This is a full-bodied wine, has a deep ruby colour exuding the flavours of red and black berries, raspberry, plum and hints of banana.our exuding the flavours of red and black berries, raspberry, p lum and hints of banana.
Kanonkop Estate is situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape and confidently boasts with some of South Africa’s most premium wines.
Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate, which was originally purchased by JW Sauer, a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa. This estate has since then been handed down from father to son for over 40 years and is now in the talented, capable hands of its current owners Paul & Johann Krige.
The name Kanonkop was derived from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th Century to alert farmers in outlying areas that sailing ships plying the waters between Europe and the Far East had entered Table Bay for a stopover at Cape Town.
A complex wine with red fruit flavours. Big, elegant and ripe tannin structures. Will over time show more secondary and forest floor characteristics.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Blue Cheese / Goat Cheese / Venison