Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Riesling 2012

Riesling 2012

2012 saw the first crop of our newly planted riesling blocks. The young block produced a youthful zesty component while the old blocks created a structured backbone that, with age, will develop into an extremely complex riesling.

The two different components were treated completely differently; the young blocks being put to the test by fermenting in extreme conditions with higher turbidity natural fermentation and a very cold fermentation temperature. The older riesling blocks were, however, fermented clean, inoculated with yeast and kept at a moderate temperature. The two components were blended together and left on the lees for a further 4 months before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Sweet citrus blossom nose with undertones of spicy vanilla and coriander. The wine has a very generous palate, aided by a slightly higher sugar content and crisp acidity with flavours that round off to a lingering white peach and Turkish delight finish.

Maturation

Enjoy now but in order for this riesling to reach full potential, cellar for at least 5 years.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2012

Alcohol: 13.46 % vol

Residual Sugar: 3.4 g/l

pH: 3.47

Total Acid: 6.0 g/l

Composition: 100% Riesling