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Kanonkop Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

WHERE THE BIG GUNS ROAR

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.

Kanonkop

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.
Location

Kanonkop Estate is situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape. It is between Stellenbosch and Paarl on the R44 and falls in a ward called Simonsberg, more commonly known as the “red wine bowl” of South Africa. It has earned a reputation both at home and abroad as the area producing the best wines in the country. The Estate is situated on 125 hectares, of which 100 hectares are planted to vine. Besides the solid foundation on which the estate’s winemaking principles are based, it is also blessed with ideal soils, cool sea breezes and long summer days, creating the perfect climate for growing grapes.

www.kanonkop.co.za

  • Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2013

    Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2013
    $300.00

    Wine Spectator Review (June 2015) Kanonkop Pinotage Black Label 2013 – 93 points This is dark, with dense layers of fig, raspberry, plum and blueberry fruit, while licorice snap, roasted alder and warm fruitcake notes...

  • Kanonkop Cabernet Sav 2013

    Kanonkop Cabernet Sav 2013
    $71.00

    Johann Krige, co-owner of Kanonkop in Stellenbosch, once remarked that if you were really serious about maturing your wine, then you should buy the property’s single-variety Cabernet Sauvignon rather than the blend...

  • Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2016

    Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2016
    $28.00

    This is a classic 'Cape Blend'.  The Rules for a Cape Bend are:  At least 25% pinotage with the remainder being Bordeaux red grape varieties. The wine has a deep ruby, red colour. It shows ripe raspberries, black...

  • Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2017

    Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2017
    $28.00

    Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar Variety: 100% Pinotage Origin: Stellenbosch Age of Vines: 5-20 years Soil: Decomposed granite and Hutton Yield: 6-7 tons/ha Vinification: Fermentation in open concrete fermenters @ 28C Cap was...

  • Kanonkop Kadette Rose 2018

    Kanonkop Kadette Rose 2018
    $20.00

    A full bodied wine with more onion skin colour rather than red/pink. Typical Pinotage floral aromas with prominent red fruit flavours. Staying with the Kanonkop philosophy this wine is a full bodied food wine. Add a bit of...

  • Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2011

    Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2011
    $85.00

    Wine Spectator review (June 2015) Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2011 – 92 points Offers an old-school feel, with mint and bittersweet cocoa notes leading the way for a solid core of steeped plum, black currant and blackberry...

  • Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2012

    Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2012
    $87.00

    Paul Sauer, the famed Bordeaux-style red blend from Kanonkop in Stellenbosch is off the boil and has been for a while, There, I said it. From vines with an average age of 24 years, the 2012 is a blend of 70% Cabernet...

  • Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015

    Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015
    $105.00

    DescriptionFull bodied, deep ruby red colour. A combination of the varietals gives you more than the sum of the parts. Very complex bouquet with black currant, red berry, mocha and spicy flavours. Big structured wine with a...

  • Kanonkop Paul Sauer Magnum (1.5l) 2011

    Kanonkop Paul Sauer Magnum (1.5l) 2011
    $215.00

    Wine Spectator review (June 2015) Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2011 – 92 points Offers an old-school feel, with mint and bittersweet cocoa notes leading the way for a solid core of steeped plum, black currant and blackberry...

  • Kanonkop Pinotage 2016

    Kanonkop Pinotage 2016
    $74.00

    Kanonkop Pinotage 2014 – 91 points This has a lovely dark currant, warmed plum and steeped blueberry core, inlaid with cocoa and melted black licorice. Everything flows through the rich, velvety finish, with a note of...

  • Kanonkop Pinotage Magnum (1.5l) 2010

    Kanonkop Pinotage Magnum (1.5l) 2010
    $140.00

    Tasting Notes A very complex wine with hints of red fruit flavours which reflects some pinot noir style elegance and structure. Big, bold tannin structures which are down played by ripe tannins and elegance.   Ageing...

  • Kanonkop Pinotage Magnum 2014

    Kanonkop Pinotage Magnum 2014
    $129.00

    Winemaker NotesCrafted from pioneering Pinotage producer, Kanonkop, this benchmark bottling is a true Cape classic! Enticing, complex and distinctive, it displays juicy layers of dark berries, cassis and plum that intertwine...

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