Klein Constania

Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

A relatively cool vintage punctuated by rains in early March which necessitated an additional week of ripening for our red vineyards. The resultant wine is structured and full bodied. 

After rigorous selection in the vineyard, ripe, healthy cabernet sauvignon grapes were carefully vinified in small 400kg fermentation vessels and the cap was manually punched down at regular intervals before the completion of alcoholic fermentation. 

Tasting Notes

Clear, pure aromatic notes of cassis and ripe cabernet fruit herald a linear and distinctively cool-climate cabernet palate. The wine is very focussed and clean with a long, balanced finish. 

Maturation

Will benefit from further maturation up to 2018 

Barrel Aging

The wine went through malolactic fermentation and maturation for 16 months in 225L French oak barriques. Bottling was preceded by a light egg white fining. 

Wine Details

Vintage: 2006

Alcohol: 15.28 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l

pH: 3.60

Total Acid: 5.9 g/l

Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Honours

Silver – Decanter World Wine Awards in 2008 Silver – International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2008