Great red wine from the Barrique

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2017

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2017
  • KAN-042017
  • Rich and complex with intense fruit aromas
  • Perfectly balanced blend with fine tannins
  • A nice red wine for dishes with dark meat
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

49.95€ 66.60€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

This vintage is an outstanding one for the Kanonkop Paul Sauer - this is already noticeable in...
This vintage is an outstanding one for the Kanonkop Paul Sauer - this is already noticeable in the bouquet. The intense scent of plums and blackcurrants rises to the nose from the very first moment and is surrounded by smoky and spicy notes. On the palate, the complex blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Cabernet Franc (17%) and Merlot (7%) is also rich and balanced with fine tannins. Lush fruit notes, aromas of tomato and a hint of mint in the finish characterize the red wine, which matured for 24 months in barrique. The Kanonkop Paul Sauer is an excellent accompaniment to meat dishes or mature cheese.


Jg. 2017
5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 98 Points
Jg. 2016
5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 96 Points
Jg. 2014
5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 96 Points
Jg. 2013
4.5 John Platter Stars, Robert Parker 93 Points

Goes With:

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2017
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Cabernet Franc (17%), Merlot (7%)
Importer/ Distributor:
Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH- Erikastraße 67- 20251 Hamburg- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Kanonkop, R44, 7607 Stellenbsoch Central, South Africa
Bottle Cap:
49.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
6,1 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,7 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in barriques for 24 months.

Kanonkop – family-run to the Top of South African Wines

The family Sauer runs the winery Kanonkop in the fourth generation by now. Originally, J W Sauer, a cabinet minister of the South African parliament, had bought it. His son Paul Oliver Sauer took over later, supported by the rugby legend Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee. In 1980, the now-famous winemaker Beyers Truter joined the team and led Kanonkop to the top of South African wine producers. Today, mostly Abrie Beeslaar plays a great role in the constant success of the winery. By the way, the name Kanonkop goes back to ‘kopje’ which means ‘small hill’. From this hill, a canon used to be fired when merchant ships arrived in the close-by bay. This shot informed the people living in the inland and they loaded their carts, went to the harbour and offered their goods for sale.

More than just a Workplace – Kanonkop as Home

Not only the family Sauer considers the estate Kanonkop as their home. The majority of employees also live on the site which has a nursery, sport grounds for cricket and football as well as schools that are close by. The staff of Kanonkop benefits directly of the success which is why their work is more than just a simple job for them. With great passion and love for detail, they make for excellent wine for many years now.

One of the best Producers in South Africa

Through continuous work on the wine slope and in the wine cellar, Kanonkop has rightly acquired the reputation of being one of the best wineries in South Africa. For many years, excellent wines have been produced here that excite connoisseurs worldwide with their consistently high quality. Early on, the estate has experimented with the grape variety Pinotage, the country’s national grape and South Africa’s successful contribution to the international wine world. It has thus quite early laid the foundation for the especially high quality Pinotage wines from Kanonkop. The grape with all its advantages comes to full effect as it unites the robustness of Cinsault with the noble and fruity character of Pinot Noir.