Klein Constania

Shiraz 1996

Shiraz 1996

Grown on the low and warmer North-facing slopes (70 m above sea level).

Harvested at full ripeness in early March 1996.Yields were kept down to 7 tons per hectare to ensure concentrated flavours.

Tasting Notes

Deep morello cherry colour. Complex,spicy, gamey nose with underlying blackberry which develops on the palate. Well balanced with integrated fruit and tannins. Lingering spicy finish.


Maturation

Drink now, but will improve with further bottle maturation.

Barrel Aging

After fermentation it was matured in 225 litre American Oak barrels, 50 % of which were new.

 

 


Wine Details

Vintage: 1996

Alcohol: 13% vol

Residual Sugar: 1.6g/l

pH: 3.7

Total Acid: 6.9g/l