Klein Constania

Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Grown on the lower south-facing mountain slopes of Klein Constantia Estate, the Sauvignon Blanc vines enjoy cool breezes from both sides of the narrow Cape Peninsula, producing a wine of distinctive varietal character. 

Grapes were harvested by hand in mid-February of this moderate vintage. Limited skin contact in rototanks was given for greater extraction and fuller flavours, followed by cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was bottled 6 months after harvest, with no use of oak or malolactic fermentation. 

Tasting Notes

A full-bodied, powerful wine with intense fig and capsicum aromas. Dry, with crisp acidity, concentrated fruit flavours and a long dry finish. 

Maturation

Drink now or keep until 2004

Wine Details

Vintage: 2001

Alcohol: 14 % vol

Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/l

pH: 3.51

Total Acid: 5.6 g/l

Honours

Wine Spectator Magazine (July 2002): Tasted and received a score of 87/100