Klein Constania

Riesling 1998

Riesling 1998

Grown on the cool south-facing mountain slopes of Klein Constantia Estate.

 

Although it was a dry summer our geographic position on the narrow Cape peninsula brings dew, encouraging some botrytis/noble rot to develop. We believe that this enhances the wine’s character and therefore harvest the Rhine Riesling with the noble rot.

 

Tasting Notes

Off dry. Bright, clear, pale straw colour. Luscious mouthfeel. Good balance with crisp fruit. Fragrant wafts of honey, rose petals and lime with a lingering finish.

 

Maturation

 We recommend the wine for drinking now, but it will also improve with another four years in the bottle.

Wine Details

Vintage: 1998

Alcohol: 12 % vol

Residual Sugar: 14 g/l

pH: 3.11

Total Acid: 6.2 g/l