***27TH NOV - 2015 - Awarded The International Winemaker of the year at IWSC Awards***
***Neal Martin – Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 88 Points ***
Country: South Africa Region: Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2017 Colour:Red Style: Dry
Style: Full bodied - dry red wine with concentrated berry, banana, cherry and fruit flavours with a spicy finish.
Origin: From the quality wine region of Stellenbosch, east of Cape Town.
Kanonkop: Means "Cannon Hill" and is derived from the days when cannons were fired to signal the arrival of Dutch trade ships into Cape Town Harbour.
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.
Ageing Potential: 7 - 8 Years
The wine has a deep ruby, red colour. It shows ripe raspberries, blackcurrant 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.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Blue Cheese / Goat Cheese / Venison