Klein Constania

KC Cabernet Merlot 2008

KC Cabernet Merlot 2008

Through the use of innovative production techniques and sourcing of high quality grapes from throughout the Cape Winelands we aim to make an approachable yet high quality wine which is ready to drink on purchase, yet will benefit from an additional few years of bottle maturation.


Tasting Notes

Appearance of classic claret with its ruby core with garnet rim. The nose combines wonderful briary elements with overtones of cedar wood and cigar box. The elegant palate is tautly structured yet displays mid-palate fruit sweetness and generous palate weight, finishing on a more-ish, savoury note.

Maturation

This wine will be best enjoyed before 2012


Barrel Aging

Fermentation and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and French oak barriques. Selected components were matured using micro-oxygenation techniques, whilst the remainders were barrel matured for a period of 24 months.  Bottling took place in June 2010.


Wine Details

Vintage: 2008

Alcohol: 14.55 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l

pH: 3.75

Total Acid: 5.3 g/l

Composition: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec

Honours

Gold & Regional Trophy Decanter World Wine Awards 2011