Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Estate Red Blend 2013

Estate Red Blend 2013

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Maturation

Drink now but this wine is made to age for 5 to 10 years.

Barrel Aging

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.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2013

Alcohol: 14.40% vol

Residual Sugar: 2.5g/l

pH: 3.8

Total Acid: 5.6g/l