Klein Constania

Pinot Noir  2005

Pinot Noir 2005

Although usually associated with continental climes, our Pinot vineyard sits atop the farm overlooking False Bay. This decidedly maritime position makes for a fresh, vibrant interpretation of Pinot noir.

NB: NEEDS CONFIRMATION FOR THE LABEL IT FALLS UNDER

Manual punch-downs and gentle basket pressing were the order of the day. From there the wine was barrel matured for 10 months before bottling.

 

Tasting Notes

Dark cherry red appearance, significantly lighter at the rim. Overt notes of fennel and liquorice lead to more perfumed, confected aromas. The judicious oak maturation is perceived more on the palate than on the nose by way of a taut, sinewy structure.

Maturation

4-5 years.

Barrel Aging

Harvested at the end of February 2005, the wine was fermented in opened out 500L barrels.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2005

Alcohol: 14.50% vol

Residual Sugar: 3.5g/l

pH: 3.60

Total Acid: 5.9g/l