Kanonkop is a 4th generation family-owned wine estate, which
has been handed down from generation to generation and is now in the hands of
brothers Paul and Johann Krige.
The name Kanonkop is derived from a hillock (kop) on the
Simonsberg mountain above the wine estate from where, during the 17th and 18th
centuries, a cannon (kanon) was fired to announce the arrival of sailing ships
entering Table Bay.
The bright ruby colour of this wine is complimented on the
nose by attractive aromas of red currants, cherries, spice and a touch of
mocha. The palate is lively and fresh, with succulent raspberry flavours. The
fruit is supported by a firm, yet silky tannin structure. Savoury notes persist
on the lengthy finish.