Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Vin de Constance 2002

Vin de Constance 2002

Relatively wet harvesting conditions resulted in a poor vintage for red wines, but healthy, well-raisined Muscat grapes were harvested at ideally high sugar levels of 42 Brix on the 24 April 2002.

Grapes are hand harvested and after crushing and destemming are left to macerate on their skins for several days. This process aids in the eventual pressing of the grapes as they yield their meagre juice more easily when the skins are softer. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks is followed by a lengthy cellar maturation process that can take up to four years, and involves at least two years barrel maturation.

Tasting Notes

Burnished copper in colour, with abundant aromas of of dried mangos, apricots and honey. The palate is unctiously full bodied and intensely flavoured, with a thick, viscous consistency pared by pithy astringency and a fresh, mouthwatering finish.

Maturation

Will improve with correct cellaring up to 2017.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2002

Alcohol: 12.97 % vol

Residual Sugar: 153 g/l

pH: 3.91

Total Acid: 6.7 g/l


Composition: 100% Muscat de Frontignan

Honours

Gold – Decanter World wine Awards – 2008


Gold International Wine Challenge – 2008