Klein Constania

Sauvignon Blanc 1998

Sauvignon Blanc 1998

Grown on the lower south-facing mountain slopes of Klein Constantia Estate, the Sauvignon Blanc vines enjoy cool breezes from both sides of the narrow Cape Peninsula, producing a wine of distinctive varietal character. 

Conditions leading up to our 1998 vintage were the driest to date, which led to an early harvest with ripe fruit and full-bodied wines. This was a total contrast to the cool and wet 1997 vintage where the harvest was 5 weeks later than normal. After destalking and crushing, the grapes were given limited skin contact in rototanks. The wine was then fermented to dryness in stainless steel at 14º C and bottled in September. 

Tasting Notes

Tropical nose with hints of fig. Rich mouthfeel with good complexity on the palate and a long lasting finish. 

Maturation

We recommend this wine for drinking now, but believe it will improve with another three years in the bottle.

Wine Details

Vintage: 1998

Alcohol: 14 % vol

Residual Sugar: 3.2 g/l

pH: 3.2

Total Acid: 6.3 g/l