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KANONKOP Paul Sauer Cabernets, Stellenbosch 2016

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KANONKOP Paul Sauer Cabernets, Stellenbosch 2016

<p>KANONKOP Paul Sauer Cabernets, Stellenbosch</p> <p>The make-up of Kanonkop’s flagship Cabernet-led blend can vary but is typically 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% each Merlot and Cabernet Franc from vines grown on the lower slopes of Simonsberg in the Stellenbosch region and planted mostly in the 1980s on decomposed granite soils. The wine is named for Paul Sauer, grandfather of present owners Paul and Johann Krige. It is fermented for five days on skins in shallow, open, concrete fermenters, with the cap manually punched down every two hours.</p> <p>It then matures for 24 months in 100% new, 225-litre French (Nevers) oak barrels.The wine typically shows complex and layered aromas of cassis, plums and sweet spice are further complemented by notes of tobacco, cedar wood and cigar box on the nose. The palate has a plush, juicy red and black fruit core with seamless, integrated tannins and a fine seam of acidity. Balance of oak and fruit results in a wine with grace and elegance finishing with savoury notes. The wine will mature and improve for 20-25 years.</p>
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KANONKOP Paul Sauer Cabernets, Stellenbosch

The make-up of Kanonkop’s flagship Cabernet-led blend can vary but is typically 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% each Merlot and Cabernet Franc from vines grown on the lower slopes of Simonsberg in the Stellenbosch region and planted mostly in the 1980s on decomposed granite soils. The wine is named for Paul Sauer, grandfather of present owners Paul and Johann Krige. It is fermented for five days on skins in shallow, open, concrete fermenters, with the cap manually punched down every two hours.

It then matures for 24 months in 100% new, 225-litre French (Nevers) oak barrels.The wine typically shows complex and layered aromas of cassis, plums and sweet spice are further complemented by notes of tobacco, cedar wood and cigar box on the nose. The palate has a plush, juicy red and black fruit core with seamless, integrated tannins and a fine seam of acidity. Balance of oak and fruit results in a wine with grace and elegance finishing with savoury notes. The wine will mature and improve for 20-25 years.

  • Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Region: Stellenbosch
  • Code: KPSC
  • Appellation: South Africa
  • Country: South Africa
ABN: 77 159 767 843
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ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700). License Number: 32055289