The aim for the 2013 Estate Red was to make the wine as elegant and terroir specific as possible. We focus on the red varietals that do best at Klein Constantia, thus Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec make up the final blend.
Deep ruby red in appearance, the wine is elegant with subtle oak integration. The palate is energetic and is backed up by intense dark red fruit that follows with a long flavourful finish.
Drink now but this wine is made to age for 5 to 10 years.
Each parcel is carefully identified and blocks are split into multiple portions in order to harvest at the utmost perfect ripeness. The grapes are then bunch and berry sorted to ensure that only the healthiest ripe berries are selected. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in 50 % new French oak barrels after alcoholic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 12 months before blending and bottling.
Alcohol: 14.40% vol
Residual Sugar: 2.5g/l
Total Acid: 5.6g/l