Klein Constania

Sauvignon Blanc 2004

Sauvignon Blanc 2004

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

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 towards the end of February, with moderate yields and sound quality in this unusual 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 fermented dry and bottled 7 months after harvest, with no use of oak or malolactic fermentation. 

Tasting Notes

Pale straw-yellow in colour. Subtle, fresh fig and herbaceous tones underlie the more forthcoming pineapple and granadilla aromas. Broad richness of fruit flavours on entry are focused by racy acidity and minerality, towards a clean, lime-flavoured finish. 

Maturation

5 – 10 years

Wine Details

Vintage: 2004

Alcohol: 13.5 % vol

Residual Sugar: 1.3 g/l

pH: 3.51

Total Acid: 6.1 g/l

Composition: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon