Klein Constania

Riesling 2011

Riesling 2011

2011 was a difficult year for Klein Constantia’s 25+ year old Riesling vines, resulting in a crop of a mere 1,3 tonnes per hectare.

The low yield led to early phenolic ripeness at a lower sugar level. Maturation on lees lasted for approximately 6 months, whereafter the wine was stabilised and bottled. 

Tasting Notes

The nose is upfront and aromatic displaying riper fruit than previous years. Orange zest, citrus blossom and cardamom are complemented by a creamy spice which transfers through to the palate finishing with a light and elegant citrus crispness. 

Maturation

Will benefit from long term ageing

Barrel Aging

After destemming and crushing, the grapes were pressed, settled and fermented at a lower temperature than previous years in a combination of 500 litre wooden barrels and stainless steel tanks

Wine Details

Vintage: 2011

Alcohol: 11.6 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l

pH: 3.5

Total Acid: 5.7 g/l