Klein Constania

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

2009 has been widely regarded as one of the finest vintages in decades. Very mild conditions early in the season and a long, dry summer helped create perfectly ripe, healthy grapes.

Careful vineyard selection followed by berry sorting in the cellar provided perfectly sound, ripe berries which were then fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and open top wooden fermentors. 

Tasting Notes

This is a classic example of Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose offers aromas of cassis with subtle earthy, mineral undertones. The palate is still very tightly wound and will take several years to open fully, its ripe, compact tannin structure ensuring many years of cellaring potential. 

Maturation

Will benefit from further maturation up to 2020 

Barrel Aging

The wine spent a period of 24 months maturing in French oak barriques before bottling in June 2011 

Wine Details

Vintage: 2009

Alcohol: 14.61% vol

Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l

pH: 3.75

Total Acid: 5.2 g/l

Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Honours

Top 100 Selection – SA Top 100 Wines – 2012