Klein Constania

Sauvignon Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2002

Sauvignon Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2002

Klein Constantia’s Sauvignon Blanc vineyards occasionally experience warm humid conditions towards the end of the vintage, encouraging the development of the beneficial noble rot or botrytis cinerea. 

Botrytis infected grapes were selected by hand towards the end of March of the cool 2002 vintage. The viscous, concentrated must was vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel vats before being matured for 18 months in French oak. 

Tasting Notes

Limpid, pale gold in colour, this wine is made in a lighter, more elegant style. Rich apricot and marmalade flavours are well balanced by fine acidity which provides backbone through to a mouthwatering, sweet-sour finish. 

Maturation

Drinking well now, but promises to develop in bottle over the next few years

Wine Details

Vintage: 2002

Alcohol: 14.4% vol

Residual Sugar: 88.2g/l

pH: 3.88

Total Acid: 7.6g/l

Composition: Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Sémillon 10%