Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Clara Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Clara Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Named after Clara Eliza Hussey, an American heiress from Pittsburgh who purchased Klein Constantia in 1913. She and her husband Braam de Villiers epitomised hospitality – their garden parties were legendary – and under their custodianship, Klein Constantia reached new heights as ‘an incomparable domain richly stored with memories of the past.

In our pursuit to express the true typicity of Sauvignon blanc from our terroir, we isolated 6 of our top performing vineyards and separated them into single blocks. Ranging from 260 – 300m above sea level, each block displays different traits. During vinification, the blocks are kept separate allowing their unique characteristics to evolve. Each barrel is evaluated individually and only the best are selected to make up the blend of the Clara Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Notes

Bright in appearance, complex aromas of spice and kiwi fruit abound on the nose. The palate is full bodied, layered and expressive with a zesty acidity. Creamy on entry, the wine ends with a bold lingering finish.

Barrel Aging

The wine was made with a minimalistic approach, allowing for a pure expression of our granite soils that form part of our unique terroir. Using only the free run juice, wild fermentation took place in 500L neutral oak barrels. The wine was aged for 9 months in a combination of neutral French oak and acacia barrels.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 13.71% vol

Residual Sugar: 2.2g/l

pH: 3.16

Total Acid: 7.3g/l

Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting room and The Bistro Announcement

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, as a precautionary measure, from the 17th of March we will be CLOSING our tasting room and The Bistro at Klein Constantia until further notice.

The health and safety of both our staff and customers is a priority and closing the doors outweighs the consequence of staying open. For any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on info@kleinconstantia.com.

We thank you for your continued support and will let you know when we open our doors for tastings, tours and lunches at the Bistro. Until then, keep well and stay safe.