Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Vin de Constance 2012

Vin de Constance 2012

The 2012 represents the beginning of a new journey in the story of Vin de Constance.  This is the first of many amazing vintages to come under new management and ownership at Klein Constantia and was truly an exciting vintage to be apart of. A long, cool summer provided for one of the most stressful but successful vintages to date which ranged for a record 3 months starting at the end of January and ending at the end of April.

Tasting Notes

Golden and bright in colour with aromas of marmalade and nutmeg on the nose. The palate is fresh and creamy with a rich sweetness that is complimented by good acidity, bringing the wine into perfect balance and ending with a lengthy and vibrant finish.

Maturation

The wine was aged in a combination of 60 % new French oak, Hungarian oak and French Acacia.  It was left for a period of 2.5 years in barrel on the gross lees before racking out and blending, the wine then spent a further 6 months in tank before bottling.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2012

Alcohol: 14.3% vol

Residual Sugar: 160 g/l

pH: 3.6

Total Acid: 7.0 g/l