Klein Constania

Shiraz 2002

Shiraz 2002

Vines benefit from prevailing cool southerly sea breezes during the summer. Soils consist of decomposed Table Mountain granite and are not irrigated.

Grapes were harvested by hand at full phenolic ripeness in March of this challenging 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

Medium to deep intensity ruby in colour. Pronounced aromas of damsons and dark berry fruit mingle with those of spice, woodsmoke and vanilla. Ripe tannins provide structure to the earthy, blackberry flavoured palate, with balanced acidity carrying through to a firm and savoury finish.

Maturation

Drinking well now, promising further evolvement in bottle until 2006.

Barrel Aging

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

Wine Details

Vintage: 2002

Alcohol: 13.6% vol

Residual Sugar: 2g/l

pH: 3.803.94

Total Acid: 6.1g/l