Grapes grown on bushvines on the slopes of Simonsberg, up to 66 years of age. Vibrant aromas of blueberries, ripe plums, black cherries, cinnamon and vanilla on the nose. The palate has densely packed flavours of berry compote, wild bramble, plum tart and spicy Christmas cake. Ripe tannins are beautifully intertwined between the layers of fruit, adding a dense and broad texture to the wine. The subtle spicy tones and plush black cherry flavours on the lingering finish completes a very elegant and ageworthy wine. Vintage 2019 delivered a smaller crop, but of high quality. Maturation potential of 10 to 15 years from vintage.
A fantastic food wine! Red meat or spicy Asian style dishes especially when served young, go for aromatic curries, venison or duck. Excellent with lamb when matured. Vegetarian aficionados can serve it with grilled aubergines or portobello mushrooms.
About the winery:
Kanonkop is undoubtedly a top South African wine producer. It links strength to finesse with an unbridled respect for terroir and nature. Bordeaux blends and solo Pinotages from Kanonkop are benchmarks and have been awarded internationally several times.