Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Vin de Constance 2004

Vin de Constance 2004

After harvesting selected shrivelled grapes, the berries are left to macerate on their skins for several days in order to soften, thus facilitating the recovery of their golden juice with pressing. The nectar thus obtained is fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and wooden 500L barrels. The total maturation time in the cellar before bottling the 2004 Vin de Constance was just under 4 years.

Tasting Notes

Bright golden in colour, the nose is filled with tropical aromas of dried pineapple, mango and with raisined, caramelised notes. The palate has a fresh acid entry which develops richness and envelopes the mouth in a fusion of tropical flavours tapering to a lingering, delicate finish.

Maturation

The combination of high residual sugar and alcohol levels has a well known preservative effect on bottled wine. Provided the cellaring conditions are ideal (12ÂșC 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.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2004

Alcohol: 14.2 % vol

Residual Sugar: 130 g/l

pH: 3.51

Total Acid: 8.7 g/l

Composition: 100% Muscat de Frontignan

Honours

Wine Spectator March 2009 – 94 Points

Wine & Spirits Feb 2009 – 93 Points

Jancis Robinson – 16.5/20

Santam Classic Wine Trophy for Best Sweet Wine – March 2009

Stephen Tanzer (March / April 2009) – 92 points.

IWSC 2008 – Silver