Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Vin de Constance 1996

Vin de Constance 1996

The re-creation of the legendary sweet Constantia wine made in the 18th and 19th century. Sought after by Napoleon and the European aristocracy, including George IV and Louis Philippe. Praised by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Baudelaire

Situated on the narrow Cape Peninsula, Klein Constantia¹s vineyards enjoy a temperate maritime climate. The Muscat is planted on the lower, warmer slopes in unirrigated soils consisting of decomposed Table Mountain granite.

 The grapes are left on the vine to dry out until they are almost in a raisin form. 


Tasting Notes

Burnished golden colour with wafts of apricots infused with muscat. Complex, Lingering lemon honey sweetness. Beautifully balanced.

Maturation

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


Barrel Aging

The wine is then matured for 2 years in French oak barrels and is not fortified

Wine Details

Vintage: 1996

Alcohol: 14 % vol

Residual Sugar: 112 g/l

pH: 3.67


Total Acid: 8.7 g/l

Composition: 100% Muscat de Frontignan