Klein Constania

Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Prominent mineral texture and a steely acid backbone are features of this vintage. 

Regarded by many as a difficult vintage owing to the heat and water stress suffered late in the season. Fortunately our Sauvignons came in before any ill effects were suffered, and as a result offer classic, ripe Constantia flavours with typically fresh acidity. The first Sauvignons came in very early- on the 27th January, and the last batch was processed on the 2nd March. The majority was harvested at the beginning of February, whilst the weather was still comparatively mild. 

Tasting Notes

Complex aromas of Cape Gooseberries and green figs. The palate is full bodied, well rounded and packed with flavour. Prominent mineral texture and a steely acid backbone are features of this vintage. 

Maturation

Will mature favourably in bottle up to 2020

Wine Details

Vintage: 2011

Alcohol: 13.26 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/l

pH: 3.34

Total Acid: 6.8 g/l

Composition: 87% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Semillon