Klein Constania

Marlbrook 2008

Marlbrook 2008

A vintage characterized by high vigour and high disease pressure as a result of a wetter than usual growing period. 

Fortunately our canopy management prevented outbreaks of rot, and we harvested fully ripe, healthy grapes for Marlbrook. Significantly, this is the first vintage to include malbec and petit verdot in the blend. Well timed canopy management in the vineyard allowed for full ripening of the 5 varieties which make up the blend. 

Tasting Notes

A brooding, deeply concentrated wine showing density and power on a classic Constantia framework. Sumptuously ripe berry flavours at its core are enhanced by rich earthy notes which lend texture and balance the palate. The ripe, grainy tannins provide a finish which ends on a fresh, dry note. 

Barrel Aging

Each component was individually vinified in either oak cuvons or stainless steel fermentors. Once dry, the batches were pressed to barrel where they underwent malolactic fermentation and maturation for a period of 22 months

Wine Details

Vintage: 2008

Alcohol: 15.11% vol

Residual Sugar: 3.8 g/l

pH: 3.74

Total Acid: 5.8 g/l

Composition: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 13% Merlot , 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc