Klein Constania

Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc 2010

The vintage marks a turning point for Klein Constantia. Organic vineyard management practices helped define the wine style in this relatively difficult year.

Low yields as a result of wind and rain during flowering were perhaps exaggerated by our vineyard management approach, but none the less the quality achieved vindicates the smaller crop. Generally greater ripeness was achieved this year at lower ballings than in previous years with the result that acidity levels were much higher and the pH much lower. This enabled us to perform extended skin maceration on all the batches. Juice yields were thus higher, and flavour expression more marked in the final wine. 

Tasting Notes

Pungent aromas of guavas, citrus blossom and passion fruit greet the nose. The palate is poised on a knife edge of brisk mineral notes and succulent acidity. Flavours are piercing and vibrant with a richly textured finish. 

Maturation

Will mature favourably in bottle in bottle up to 2020 

Wine Details

Vintage: 2010

Alcohol: 13.14% vol

Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l

pH: 3.30

Total Acid: 7.6 g/l

Composition: 97% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Semillon

Honours

Silver International Wine Challenge 2011