Klein Constania

Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay 2012

2012 sees the return of the Chardonnay to the Klein Constantia range. We are striving for a unique Klein Constantia style that reflects what our beautiful vineyards have to offer. Our cool climate ensures a light, delicate and crisp Chardonnay with fresh acidity and loads of character.

The idea behind the wine is to focus on the fruit and not to over simplify the chardonnay wine style thus there is a great balance between delicate oak on the nose combined with creamy butterscotch, citrus and white peach aromas. These flavours are rounded off with good acidity ensuring a strong finish.

Barrel Aging

In order to reflect the beauty in the vineyards we made the chardonnay naturally with the addition of minimal SO2 and bentonite. Fermentation occurred naturally using wild yeast from the vineyards followed by partial Malo-lactic fermentation in 300L neutral French oak barrels. The wine was then aged on the gross lees for 12 months followed by careful blending, extended settling, minimal filtration and bottling.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2012

Alcohol: 12.75% vol

Residual Sugar: 1.8g/l

pH: 3.28

Total Acid: 5.8g/l