Multifaceted red wine from Stellenbosch

Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2018

Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2018
  • KAN-012018
  • Wonderful fruity notes with a touch of mocha
  • Silky soft on the palate and long-lasting in the finish
  • The perfect food companion thanks to its versatility
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

13.95€ 18.60€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

The Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend already inspires with its strong ruby red colour and its inviting...
The Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend already inspires with its strong ruby red colour and its inviting bouquet, which unfolds wonderful aromas of cherries and red currants, underlined by spicy nuances and a hint of mocha. On the palate, the red wine reveals itself lively and fresh with juicy raspberry notes and noticeable but silky soft tannins, before leaving with a long finish. The blend of Pinotage (37%), Cabernet Sauvignon (33%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (1%) has matured for twelve months in French oak and is a versatile food companion, as it goes very well with hearty dishes with pasta or grilled meat. But chilled, the Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend is also a great addition to seafood.

Awards

Jg. 2018
4 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 90 Points
Jg. 2017
4 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze
Jg. 2016
Tim Atkin 91 Points
Jg. 2015
Robert Parker 88 Points

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Name:
Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2018
Article-No.:
KAN-012018
Grape Varieties:
Pinotage (37%), Cabernet Sauvignon (33%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (3%), Petit Verdot (1%)
Vintage:
2018
Winery:
Kanonkop
Importer/ Distributor:
Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH- Erikastraße 67- 20251 Hamburg- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Kanonkop, R44, 7607 Stellenbsoch Central, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
13.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
Acidity:
5,3 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,0 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
2028
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for 12 months.
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Allergen:
Sulphite

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.