A wonderful red wine for your dinner

Kanonkop Pinotage 2018

Kanonkop Pinotage 2018
  • KAN-022018
  • Delightfully fruity with notes of cinnamon and vanilla
  • Harmony of silky soft tannins and fine acidity
  • Goes perfectly with spicy dishes, game or duck
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

38.95€ 51.93€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

In an intense violet colour, the Kanonkop Pinotage sparkles in the glass and unfolds a wonderful...
In an intense violet colour, the Kanonkop Pinotage sparkles in the glass and unfolds a wonderful play of aromas on the nose, combining notes of red currants and cherries with spicy cinnamon. On the palate, the red wine is also incredibly fruity with nuances of plums and blackberries. Furthermore, undertones of vanilla and well-integrated oak notes, which the Kanonkop Pinotage owes to its 16-month-long maturation in barriques, make the taste experience perfect, while the silky soft tannins and the fine acidity provide a pleasant mouthfeel. Enjoy the elegant and long-lasting Kanonkop Pinotage best with spicy dishes, which may come from the Asian cuisine. But also an aromatic curry, duck or game are always a good choice to accompany the expressive red wine.


Jg. 2018
4.5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2017
4.5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 94 Points
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Tim Atkin 94 Points
Jg. 2015
Tim Atkin 94 Points
Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars, Robert Parker 90 Points, Tim Atkin 93 Points

Goes With:

Kanonkop Pinotage 2018
Grape Varieties:
Importer/ Distributor:
Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH- Erikastraße 67- 20251 Hamburg- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Kanonkop, R44, 7607 Stellenbsoch Central, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
38.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
15 % Vol.
5,4 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,2 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in the barrique for 16 months.

Kanonkop – family-run to the Top of South African Wines

The family Sauer runs the winery Kanonkop in the fourth generation by now. Originally, J W Sauer, a cabinet minister of the South African parliament, had bought it. His son Paul Oliver Sauer took over later, supported by the rugby legend Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee. In 1980, the now-famous winemaker Beyers Truter joined the team and led Kanonkop to the top of South African wine producers. Today, mostly Abrie Beeslaar plays a great role in the constant success of the winery. By the way, the name Kanonkop goes back to ‘kopje’ which means ‘small hill’. From this hill, a canon used to be fired when merchant ships arrived in the close-by bay. This shot informed the people living in the inland and they loaded their carts, went to the harbour and offered their goods for sale.

More than just a Workplace – Kanonkop as Home

Not only the family Sauer considers the estate Kanonkop as their home. The majority of employees also live on the site which has a nursery, sport grounds for cricket and football as well as schools that are close by. The staff of Kanonkop benefits directly of the success which is why their work is more than just a simple job for them. With great passion and love for detail, they make for excellent wine for many years now.

One of the best Producers in South Africa

Through continuous work on the wine slope and in the wine cellar, Kanonkop has rightly acquired the reputation of being one of the best wineries in South Africa. For many years, excellent wines have been produced here that excite connoisseurs worldwide with their consistently high quality. Early on, the estate has experimented with the grape variety Pinotage, the country’s national grape and South Africa’s successful contribution to the international wine world. It has thus quite early laid the foundation for the especially high quality Pinotage wines from Kanonkop. The grape with all its advantages comes to full effect as it unites the robustness of Cinsault with the noble and fruity character of Pinot Noir.