Klein Constania

Chardonnay 2004

Chardonnay 2004

A long, cool ripening season in 2004 allowed for extended hang-time on the vine, thus ensuring the preservation of concentrated fruit flavours and a high degree of physiological ripeness.

 

Made in an intentionally fresh, lightly wooded style, we have tried to showcase the limey, minerally aspects of Klein Constantia Chardonnay. Furthermore, only partial malolactic fermentation took place in order to retain as much natural acidity as possible. Due to the coolness and length of the 2004 growing season, I believe this Chardonnay is a lovely wine, and is going to develop beautifully in bottle for the next 5-10 years.

 

Maturation

6-8 years


Barrel Aging

50% fermented and matured on its lees in 500L French oak barrels, 50% fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured on the lees for 12 months

 

Wine Details

Vintage: 2004

Alcohol: 13.7% vol

Residual Sugar: 3.1g/l

pH: 6.1

Total Acid: 3.59g/l

Composition: 100% Chardonnay