Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2017
Kanonkop Estate is a South African red wine producer located on the low slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, between Stellenbosch and Paarl. This Cabernet Sauvignon is filled with ripe, rich fruit and a plethora of spices.
Winemaking and Maturation
Fermented in open top concrete fermenters at 29C. 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 100% new 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
The saturated ruby colour is complimented by an array of scents typically associated with Paul Sauer – fresh herbs, tilled earth, pencil shavings, spice, red- and black fruits. While being heady and perfumed, the wine remains classic and refined, with an utterly elegant structure. The tannins are precise, and together with the clever use of new oak, creates the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. The finish is sappy and spicy, with layered notes of red fruits and cured meats on the long, youthful finish.
ALC 13.91% | RS 2.4 g/l | TA 6.2 g/l | pH 3.55 | FREE SO2 28 mg/l | TOTAL SO2 90 mg/l | VA 0.63 g/l