Klein Constania

KC Cabernet Merlot 2003

KC Cabernet Merlot 2003

An exceptional 2003 vintage characterised by very warm weather resulted in ripely styled wines, providing the perfect platform from which to release our second tier red blend.

Fermentation and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, barrel maturation for almost 18 months.

Tasting Notes

The wine is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and just a hint of cabernet franc from the Constantia and Helderberg regions.

Maturation

Although the style is accessible and smooth now, it will reward further ageing for a further 5-6 years at least.

Barrel Aging

The wine was matured in barrels for almost 18 months before blending

Wine Details

Vintage: 2003

Alcohol: 13.77 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l

pH: 3.51

Total Acid: 5.8 g/l

Composition: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot , 7% Cabernet Franc

Honours

Bronze at International Wine Challenge 2008