Klein Constania

Riesling 2005

Riesling 2005

Inviting scents of naartjie (tangerine or zip-skin) peel, citrus blossom and heady whiffs of jasmine. The familiar steely character of Klein Constantia Riesling is in evidence here. 

The persistent finish is marked by a wonderful tingling interplay between the just dry levels of sugar and well-poised acidity. 

Tasting Notes

Lively and refreshing with tingling acidity akin to granny smith apples. The palate oscillates between sensations of fullness and those of austerity, with waves of juicy sweet fruit flavours, almost confected at their zenith giving way to tight, grapefruit pith characters and the familiar steely, river pebble texture one so often finds in Riesling wines. 

Maturation

Sealed with screwcap, the wine should age very well for the next 10-15 years

Wine Details

Vintage: 2005

Alcohol: 12.02 % vol

Residual Sugar: 4.1 g/l

pH: 3.25

Total Acid: 6.2 g/l