Klein Constania

Riesling 2007

Riesling 2007

An early vintage with the Riesling coming off the vine at the end of February. Very healthy fruit with no rot, and very good acidity. 

Exceptionally healthy fruit was harvested at the end of February. After crushing and destemming the grapes were pressed, juice settled and fermented in a combination of 500L barrels and stainless steel tanks. Stirring on fine yeast lees lasted until bottling preparation began in November 2007. The wine was bottled under screwcap in December of the same year. 

Tasting Notes

Green gold in appearance. The nose bursts with citrus blossom aromas and a fine mineral note. The palate is fresh, with a firm acid backbone and good weight. The citrus flavours persist well into the finish and are supported by a broad, elegant mouthfeel. 

Maturation

5-10 years

Wine Details

Vintage: 2007

Alcohol: 13.06 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/l

pH: 3.36

Total Acid: 6.9 g/l

Honours

Silver decanter World Wine Awards 2008