Klein Constania

Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc 2008

One of the most challenging vintages yet, as a result of heavy winter rains in excess of 2 metres in total. 

Thankfully the ripening conditions were favourable with the resultant wines having good acid levels, moderate alcohols and pungent sauvignon flavours. Blocks of sauvignon were individually harvested and separately vinified before blending the final wine. We focused on juice turbidity and fermentation temperature in order to build weight and texture and, more importantly, an ability to age once bottled. 

Tasting Notes

Straw coloured with a pale green edge. Intense citrus and green fig aromas precede concentrated fruit flavours, which are drawn together by a thread of minerality and savoury acidity, carrying the wine through to a balanced and persistent finish. 

Maturation

Will mature in bottle up to 2018

Wine Details

Vintage: 2008

Alcohol: 13.5 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l

pH: 3.25

Total Acid: 6.4 g/l

Composition: 92% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Semillon