Klein Constania

Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Sauvignon Blanc is grown on the lower, south-facing slopes of Klein Constantia Estate. 

Full Description: Atlantic and Indian ocean breezes ensure a relatively long and cool growing season, resulting in wines of distinctive varietal character. Unirrigated soils consists of decomposed Table Mountain granite.

Grapes were harvested by hand in mid-February. Yields were exceptionally low in this challenging vintage, but quality was high. 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

Classic, concentrated cool-climate characteristics of this grape are evident: a mèlange of asparagus, gooseberries, capsicum and figs. The balanced, crisp acidity and firm fruit flavours are followed by a long, dry finish. 

Maturation

Ready to drink now, but will happily keep a few more years

Wine Details

Vintage: 2002

Alcohol: 13.78 % vol

Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/l

pH: 3.37

Total Acid: 6.0 g/l

Composition: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon