Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


The King of Bordeaux grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc that originated in the Gironde region of Bordeaux some three centuries ago. Cabernet Sauvignon, the focus grape variety of the Stellenbosch region, plays an integral part in the highest rated wines from this area.

A complex nose of dark aromas of black berry, cassis, blueberry with tobacco cedar and oak spice. The palate is supple and juicy – with concentrated black fruit supported by oak spice, roasted nuts and a hint of fresh fynbos. The tannins are firm yet well-knit and integrated.

ANALYSIS: ALC 13.68% | RS 3.2g/l | TA 6.1g/l | pH3.48

2 in stock


The ambition to make great wine remains as fervent today as when Kanonkop bottled its maiden estate wine from the 1973 vintage. From the farming of the vineyards, the ethos of traditional old-school winemaking and the quality of new French oak barrels to preparing the wine for bottling, only the best is good enough. The biggest challenge for the winemaker is not to manipulate the wine but to still be able to show the characteristics of that specific vintage 10–20 years later.

One of the features of Kanonkop is a nod towards an old-world, classic pedigree: the ability of its wines to age well. Not merely longevity, but an ability to gain complexity and a spectacular array of nuances as the wine ages in the bottle.

Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 290C. The floating skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was drawn off the skins after 5 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.

Additional Information