Kanonkop Pinotage 2012

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€33.95

Quick Overview

Matured in mainly new 225 litre French Nevers barrels for up to 16 months. This is a full-bodied wine, has a deep ruby colour exuding the flavours of red and black berries, raspberry, plum and hints of banana.

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Kanonkop Pinotage 2012

Additional Information

Goes well with Barbecue, Beef, Cheeses, Game, Lamb, Pork, Roast Meats
Country/Region South Africa, South Africa/Stellenbosch
Grape type Pinotage
Drinking style Ripe, full-bodied, oaky

Details

With a reputation for producing some of the Cape’s finest red wines, the heralded Kanonkop Estate is often referred to as a South African “First Growth.” The fourth generation family farm, presently run by brothers Johann and Paul Krige, has been owned and operated by the Sauer-Krige family since the early 1930s. The name Kanonkop is derived from a “kopje” (small hill) on the property, from which a cannon was fired in the 17th century to announce the arrival of the Dutch East India Company’s trading ships at Table Bay. Upon hearing this signal, local farmers would load their wagons and set off for the harbor to barter their produce. Situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, Kanonkop encompasses just over 100 hectares of vineyards at altitudes of 60 – 120 meters above sea level. Cooling breezes from False Bay providing natural “air conditioning” for the vineyards, which are planted predominantly on red decomposed granite and Hutton. With their high clay content and excellent water retention properties, these soil types eliminate the need for irrigation. Kanonkop boasts some of the Cape’s first commercially planted Pinotage vines, with an average age of over 50 years.
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