Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Vin de Constance 1994

Vin de Constance 1994

A recreation of the legendary Constantia sweet wine made in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The combination of high residual sugar and alcohol levels has a known preservative effect on bottled wine. Provided the cellaring conditions are ideal (12°C and 75-85% humidity) this wine is capable of ageing for at least 20 years from the date of bottling and in many cases somewhat longer than that.

Tasting Notes

Burnished gold. Complex honeyed nose of marmalade and spice with fresh lime, apricot and peach aromas usually found in botrytised wines. Good acid backbone, some spicy oak and high alcohol to give a fresh, lively palate feel. Warm and mouthfilling, with caramel and citrus flavours; lingering fruitiness on the mid-palate. Concentrated, dense and delicious, yet elegant.

Maturation

Drink now or cellar long-term (15-20 years)


Barrel Aging

It is then matured in used French oak barrels and not fortified

Wine Details

Vintage: 1994

Alcohol: 14.5 % vol

Residual Sugar: 168 g/l

pH: 3.79

Total Acid: 8.8 g/l

Composition: 100% Muscat de Frontignan