KanonkopPaul Sauer 2020Product code: 15901
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Kanonkop Paul Sauer wine is a true gem from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. This Bordeaux-style blend is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine of exceptional quality and character. The blend is predominantly made with Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by smaller portions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. A deep ruby color catches the eye, while the nose is greeted with enticing aromas of blackberries, cherries, and hints of cedar and vanilla. On the palate, the wine showcases a perfect balance between luscious dark fruit, silky tannins, and a touch of spice. Kanonkop Paul Sauer wine is a must-try for connoisseurs seeking elegance and complexity.
This classic wine with a saturated ruby colour, is complemented by a dense and interwoven complexity of tilled earth, bouquet garni, with red- and black currant and cedar. The wine is refined, with an elegant structure, precise tannins, and together with the clever use of new oak, creates the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. A long, and youthful finish. Aging potential 20-25 years
About the Winery
Kanonkop is one of South Africa’s most renowned wine estates run by the fourth generation of its founding family. The family-owned winery remains located in the region of Simonsberg in the city of Stellenbosch. It serves as a beacon of the area’s involvement and achievements in the wine industry for generations after generations.
The winery’s name, Kanonkop, comes from a hillock or kop lying on the Simonsberg Mountain. It is in a location above the estate. From that place, a canon or a kanon got fired sometime during the 17th century or the 18th century. It announced and signified the arrival of numerous sailing ships into Table Bay.
Kanonkop got established back in 1929. However, it was not until 1973 that its first wine with its iconic label debuted. After that, the winery took about fifty years before it managed to gain and amass worldwide fame, interest, and recognition. The reason for it lies in the extreme turmoil and hard work of its founder, Paul Sauer.
In recent times, the fourth-generation descendants of the founder, Paul Sauer, Johann and Paul Krige, possess the ownership rights of Kanonkop. They handle and manage all the work, systems, and operations related to the winery.
Kanonkop believes in respecting the concept or notion of terroir during viticulture. They consider these qualities or influences of the climate, topography, and soil to be some factors of the utmost importance. They deem it so because they trust that these natural and environmental features directly affect the standard of the planted grapevines and the produced wines. For that reason, the workers in the vineyards of Kanonkop pay exceptional care to avoid damaging the surroundings and ecology of the land. The winery ensures so by minimising human interference and interaction in the fields unless where it is necessary.