Klein Constania

Pinot Noir  2002

Pinot Noir 2002

The single-hectare Pinot Noir block lies 300m above sea level in the shade of Table Mountain’s Vlakkenberg peak.

NB: NEEDS CONFIRMATION FOR THE LABEL IT FALLS UNDER

Together with the high altitude and south-facing aspect, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean breezes ensure ideal, cool conditions for this fussy variety. As this vineyard borders the Table Mountain Reserve, it is vulnerable to baboon damage – the first sign of ripening. Unirrigated soils consist of decomposed Table Mountain granite.
Grapes were hand-picked in early March of this moderate, but challenging vintage. Traditional Burgundian vinification techniques of natural wild yeast fermentation and foot pigeage in open vats were used to obtain increased complexity and subtlety.

Tasting Notes

This wine, with its pale garnet colour, exhibits appealing aromas of red berry fruit and some savoury meatiness. Although firm on the palate, the style tends towards lighter bodied, and as such is ready to drink now.

Maturation

Enjoy in the next year, this lighter vintage does not provide the structure for long-term cellaring.


Barrel Aging

The wine was matured for 12 months in French oak (Burgundy cooperage).

Wine Details

Vintage: 2002