2019 Kadette Range, Cape Blend
The bright ruby colour of this wine is complimented on the nose by attractive
aromas of red currants, cherries, spice and a touch of mocha. The palate is
lively and fresh, with succulent raspberry flavours. The fruit is supported by
a firm, yet silky tannin structure. Savoury notes persist on the lengthy finish.
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.
Kanonkop boasts some of the Cape’s first commercially planted Pinotage vines, with an average age of over 50 years. Respecting tradition while embracing the future, Kanonkop fuses age-old wine-making techniques with state-of-the art technology.