Kanonkop Pinotage 2000

Pinotage from South Africa

Price: $29.99
Item No. 54076
  • ST90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WS91
  • WE90
  • 1998
  • ST92
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Winemaker's Notes

The name "Kanonkop" derives from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th Century, to warn farmers in outlying areas that sailing ships plying the waters between Europe and the Far East had entered Table Bay for a stopover at Cape Town. The farmers would then load their wagons, hitch their oxen and set off to Cape Town to barter their produce, mainly fresh fruit and vegetables, to the sailors and travelers who had spent many months at sea. Today the land has been tamed completely and rich vineyards now create a patchwork quilt across the landscape.

Kanonkop is an innovative enterprise that has a solid wine growing foundation with ideal soils, cool sea breezes and long, lazy summer days, creating the perfect climate for grape growing. This is backed by progressive viticultural techniques and concepts in winemaking and marketing. Winemaker Beyers Truter is known throughout the wine world as "The King of Pinotage".

Tasting Notes: A deep red full bodied Pinotage with complex black and red berry and oak flavours on the palate that will integrate well with bottle age. A wine that will last at least 5-8 years in the bottle.

Food Match: cheese(soft), game, grilled meats, lamb, red meat, roasts, venison.

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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,...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Pinotage

Pinotage(Pee-noh-TAHJ) South Africa Creation Pinotage is all South Africa. A crossing between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut in the early 1900's created this national variety and the South Africans have worked for decades to tame the grape. Luckily, winemakers discovered how to turn this variety into high-quality wine and their results are delicious. ...

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