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
Attractive crimson hues, with scented aromas of red
currants, strawberry confit and dried rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied
and opulent, with finely textured tannins and flavours of red pastille sweets,
bright cherries and a hint of spice. The acidity is in balance with the fruit
and wood components, and adds a sparkle of freshness to the alluring red berry
flavours on the finish.
Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar
Varietal: 100% Pinotage
Age of vines: 7 – 22 years
90 points – Tim Atkin