Klein Constania

Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Cabernet sauvignon is grown on the warm, lower, north-facing slopes of the Klein Constantia vineyards at 70-100m above sea level. 

Vines benefit from prevailing cool southerly breezes during the summer. Soils consist of decomposed Table Mountain granite and are not irrigated. Grapes were harvested by hand in March, after a hot and dry growing season. The must was fermented in rototanks at 26-30’C, with 6 hourly rotation ensuring optimum extraction of colour and tannins. 

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby in colour with striking, complex aromas of blackcurrant, mint and cedarwood. Firm tannins are well-balanced by supple, dark berry fruit, leading to a long and savoury finish. 

Maturation

Approachable now, but will soften with another year in bottle. Will keep 8-10 years.

Barrel Aging

After malolactic fermentation, the wine was matures in new 225L French oak barrels for 20-24 months

Wine Details

Vintage: 2000

Alcohol: 14.2 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/l

pH: 3.73

Total Acid: 6.1 g/l

Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon