Klein Constania

Shiraz 2001

Shiraz 2001

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

 

Grapes were harvested by hand at full phenolic ripeness in March of this warm vintage. Yields of 6 tons per hectare, ensured optimal fruit concentration. Fermentation took place in rototanks at 26-30°C, with regular rotation ensuring optimum extraction of colour and tannins.


Tasting Notes

Deep intensity ruby in colour, opaque at core. A broadly spicy nose of pepper and cloves and vanilla combine well with the characteristic smoky, earthy quality of this wine. Attractive dark fruit flavours are balanced by firm tannins and acidity, leading to a long and spicy finish.


Maturation

Approachable now. Will evolve in bottle until 2008.

 

Barrel Aging

The wine was then matured in 50% new 225L American oak barrels for 18 months.

 

Wine Details

Vintage: 2001

Alcohol: 13.25% vol

Residual Sugar: 1.3g/l

pH: 3.80

Total Acid: 6.0