Klein Constania

Sauvignon Blanc Noble Late Harvest 1997

Sauvignon Blanc Noble Late Harvest 1997

Situated on the narrow Cape Peninsula, Klein Constantia’s vineyards are prone to moist conditions near harvest time which encourage Botrytis cinerea. 

The 1998 vintage was certainly no exception. Very selective picking was necessary with the Botrytis-infected Sauvignon Blanc grapes being left on the vines for careful harvesting in late March. 

Tasting Notes

Golden Colour. Apricots, sweet / sour balance with subdued botrytis. Opulent, tropical mango fruit with a hint of marmalade. 

Maturation

We recommend the wine for drinking now, but believe it will improve with another 6 – 8 years in the bottle

Barrel Aging

18 months oak maturation 

Wine Details

Vintage: 1997

Alcohol: 14% vol

Residual Sugar: 79.9g/l

pH: 3.67

Total Acid: 8.8g/l