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Kanonkop Estate Pinotage, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2020

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Abrie Beeslaar and Kanonkop are masters of the pinotage grape and their Estate wine is one of South Africa's finest. Rich, supple and expressive in 2020, this is packed with all the sweet red fruit and spice notes lovers of pinotage are sure to enjoy with a savoury edge and impressive concentration.
Price: £30.00 Bottle
Price: £180.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SA19931

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Pinotage
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2034
  • 14% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, natural
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan


Kanonkop, in Stellenbosch, is a leading South African estate with a whole raft of awards to its name. Kanonkop means ‘Cannon Hill’ and originates from the days when cannons were fired to signal the arrival of Dutch trade ships into Cape Town harbour.

This estate is probably the most famous producer of pinotage internationally and was one of the first ever estates to even grow the grape. Incumbent winemaker, Abrie Beeslaar won the esteemed title of IWSC International Winemaker of the Year award in 2008, having taken over from legendary predecessor and so-called ‘king of pinotage’, Beyers Truter.

Kanonkop is renowned for its red varietals, and chooses to specialise in only a few wines. Apart from its famous pinotage, the other grapes grown here are cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc which go into its very approachable Cape Blend, and the best into its iconic cabernets and Paul Sauer bottlings. These tend to be big, robust wines which go superbly well with red meat and spicy dishes.

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