Archive | July, 2013

New Releases

11 Jul

All the new vintages of the following wines are available as of July 2013. Kanonkop Kadette Dry Rosé 2013 Contrary to normal Rosés this wine is made in a dry style with huge floral flavours. Great with seafood dishes. Kanonkop Pinotage 2002/2003 Since our 2000 vintage we have annually cellared some 6000 bottles and can [...]

Re-Corking

11 Jul

Often older vintages are found leaking due to reasons such as a lack of temperature or humidity control. Too many temperature variations causes the cork to lose its elasticity resulting in leaking, and unfortunately the consequence of too much ullage is oxidation. There is no fixed answer as to how much ullage is acceptable. In [...]

Kanonkop Kadette

11 Jul

Currently in production from our Kadette brand are the Kadette Red and Pinotage Rosé (dry). Both wines have seen enormous growth locally and internationally, and after much thought, consideration and requests, we have decided to release a new brother to the family; namely the KANONKOP KADETTE PINOTAGE 2012. This fresh pinotage varietal will be available [...]

General News

11 Jul

Vintage 2013 Vintage 2013 has come and gone with no serious hiccups. Generally evening temperatures during harvesting were cooler than the past 15 years, however we have had a few warmer days. Late varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc seems big and broad, whilst the Pinotage wines show more fruit and elegance. A [...]

The Next 12 Months

11 Jul

It seems consumers in general are holding onto their cash (except politicians!). Financial commentators, amongst others, are arguably more to blame for this downward trend in consumer confidence. Kanonkop has however seen a steady growth year after year which we believe is due to the credibility of the Kanonkop brand. Our main strategy remains to move [...]