Klein Constania

Riesling 2000

Riesling 2000

Riesling is grown on the cool, south-facing slopes of Klein Constantia Estate. Prevailing southerly Atlantic and Indian Ocean breezes ensure a relatively long and cool growing season, ideal for this variety

Late season dew and humidity encourages the development of some botrytis. Unirrigated soils consist of decomposed Table Mountain granite.
Grapes were harvested by hand in mid-February of this warm, dry vintage. Approximately 20% of the fruit was affected by botrytis. This enhances the character and complexity of the wine. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats followed. The wine was bottled 6 months after harvest.

 

Maturation

Ready to drink now, but will evolve well in bottle for a further 5-6 years.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2000

Alcohol: 12 % vol

Residual Sugar: 12 g/l

pH: 3.5

Total Acid: 5.6 g/l