Klein Constania

Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2005

One particular sauvignon blanc vineyard, provided the 7.5 tonnes of grapes that went into the Perdeblokke.

Due to its altitude higher up the farm (200-220m above sea level), southerly aspect and exposure to the cooling south easterly breeze which blows daily in the hot summer months of January and February coupled with slightly poorer soils, the vines are able to produce richly flavoured grapes with high levels of organic acids beneficial to the production of striking wines. Early morning picking coupled with gentle pressing resulted in the recovery of fresh, healthy juice which was lightly racked before being inoculated for fermentation. After 4 months lees maturation the wine was stabilized, lightly filtered and bottled under screw-cap.

Tasting Notes

A striking single vineyard sauvignon blanc showing all the hallmarks of Constantia’s cool position and unique slopes on the foothills of the Cape Peninsula.

Maturation

Will develop well for a further 8- 10 years at least.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2005

Alcohol: 13.41 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/l

pH: 3.17

Total Acid: 8.2 g/l

Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Honours

Gold Veritas awards 2005