Klein Constania

Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Klein Constantia Perdeblokke is a single vineyard wine. The name refers to the horses that tilled the soils of this vineyard whose steep slopes lie 200-220m above sea level.

Since its planting in 2000 it has yielded the best quality sauvignon on the farm, which resulted in the decision to produce a single vineyard wine. It is made only in years of exceptional quality in order to uphold the reputation of the Perdeblokke vineyard.  Harvested in the cool early morning, the grapes were pressed gently to yield fresh, healthy juice which was lightly racked before being inoculated for fermentation. Fine lees maturation for a year preceded bottling. The wine was held back for further time in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes

An assertive style of sauvignon which exhibits pungent herbaceous aromas, so typical of the cool-climate expression of this variety in Constantia. The youthful palate is still tightly wound around a bracingly fresh, fine acid core, slowly revealing textured layers of white peach and grapefruit, and carrying the wine to a long and vibrant mineral conclusion.  

Maturation

The screw-cap closure, low pH and minimal intervention between fermentation and bottling, will ensure development in bottle until the end of this decade

Wine Details

Vintage: 2010

Alcohol: 13 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/l

pH: 3.17


Total Acid: 9.2 g/l


Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc