Klein Constania

VINTAGES

Estate Red Blend 2016

Estate Red Blend 2016

Our intention for the Estate Red Blend 2016 was to produce a wine that represents our unique location. Over the years we have selected cultivars that best suit our terroir, planting them on the lower and warmer slopes of Klein Constantia. Located in one of the coolest wine growing regions in South Africa, we are able to achieve ripeness in conjunction with delicate tannins, allowing us to create a more elegant and refined red wine.

Each parcel is carefully identified and blocks are split into multiple portions in order to harvest at the perfect ripeness. The grapes are then bunch and berry sorted to ensure that only the healthiest berries are selected. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in 40 % new French oak barrels after alcoholic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 12 months before blending and bottling.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red in appearance. The Estate Red boasts a lively nose with rich dark fruit from ripe plums to blackcurrant balanced with a perfume of elegant oak spice. The palate is refined with delicate red fruit backed up by well integrated tannin that allows for a long savoury finish.

Maturation

Drink now but this wine is made to age for 5 to 10 years.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol: 14.64% vol

Residual Sugar: 2.0g/l

pH: 3.66

Total Acid: 5.2g/l

Composition: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 19% Shiraz & 16% Petit Verdot