Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Riesling 2016

Riesling 2016

The 2016 harvest was early at Klein Constantia, yielding grapes with very ripe flavours, great acidity and pH balance – ideal for making Riesling. This vintage marks our fourth crop from this block of Riesling and we are beginning to understand the true potential of its terroir.

The Riesling is made in a natural and minimalistic style. The grapes had long extended skin contact before pressing and were fermented naturally. The wine underwent cold fermentation and was left on the lees for 6 months. No added enzymes were used in the making of this wine.

Tasting Notes

Bright green gold in appearance. The nose bursts with peach and floral aromas and a fine minerality. Full bodied, the palate is fresh and aromatic with a firm acid backbone. Citrus flavours persist well into the finish and are supported by a broad, elegant mouthfeel.

Maturation

Drink now, but will age beautifully for up to 10 years in bottle.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol: 13.28% vol

Residual Sugar: 6.3g/l

pH: 3.23

Total Acid: 6.1g/l

Composition: 100% Riesling