Kanu Wine Estate - Our Wines

With the Kanu name comes the Kanu Promise that each wine made by Kanu, no matter the price point, is made in such a way that it will always deliver on quality and flavour.


Semi Sweet Rose

Tasting Notes:

A vivid salmon pink colour offers delectable candyfloss, red berries and boiled sweet aromas. On the palate, this juicy wine shows depth of flavour with vivaciousness and a lively finish.

Suggested Food Pairing:

A very accessible wine which would pair wonderfully well with grilled prawns, sushi, picnics or simply enjoyed on its own.


Varietal: 100% Merlot
Yield: 12-14 Tons/Hectare
Trellising: Trellised Vines
Age of Vines: 13-21 Years
Origin: Stellenboach
Harvest: March

Winemaking Practice:

The grapes were handpicked from the two different blocks at their optimal ripeness. After being lightly crushed the grapes were allowed skin contact for 4 hours after which the grapes were gently pressed in order not to release harsh tannins. The juice was cold fermented at 12 - 16°C in stainless steel tanks with cultured yeast specifically suited to rosè. Reductive winemaking techniques were used to ensure minimal contact with oxygen, thus preserving the fruit character. The wine underwent lees contact for a protracted time for added complexity and mouth feel after which blending took place. The residual sugar was raised with grape concentrate. Bottling followed after a light fining, cold stabilisation and filtration.

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