Klein Constania

KC Cabernet Merlot 2012

KC Cabernet Merlot 2012

The idea behind the KC range is to keep it simple and not over complicate things, light easy to drink anytime wine that can be enjoyed with food or on its own. We have sourced some of the best vineyards in the Western Cape to achieve this, with vineyards in Elgin to Stellenbosch and complimented with excess Constantia fruit that does not make it into our Estate label.

The Grapes are carefully hand selected and harvested from our selected vineyards.  These are then brought in and made as gently as possible to maintain the fruit and freshness in the wine.  After fermentation the wine is aged either in French oak barrels or Stainless steel tanks for up to 14 months before blending an bottling under our KC Range.

Tasting Notes

On the nose there is some beautiful sweet red fruit that is both uncomplicated and appealing. The palate is light and fresh but at the same time serious with lots of fruit and intensity. Enjoy on its own or with any meal.

Maturation

Enjoy now but this wine is made to age for 3 years.

Barrel Aging

The Grapes are carefully hand selected and harvested from our selected vineyards. These are then brought in and made as gently as possible to maintain the fruit and freshness in the wine. After fermentation the wine is aged either in French oak barrels or Stainless steel tanks for up to 14 months before blending an bottling under our KC Range.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2012

Alcohol: 14.4 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l

pH: 3.9

Total Acid: 5.2 g/l

Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 63%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet franc and Cinsaut noir remaining 4%