Region, Subregion, Country:
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Intense purple hues with lively aromas of fresh plums, mulberries and allspice, followed by a meaty undertone. The palate displays an inherent earthy touch, with flavours of crimson beetroot and maraschino cherries. Coherent balance between the fruit and the fresh acidity, with muscular support from the tightly woven tannin structure.
The name Kanonkop is derived from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th Century to alert farmers of ships approaching the Cape. Today, Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region. They have been described by those in the know as the South African equivalent of a Premier Cru or First Growth and their collection of international awards is testament to this success.