Klein Constania

Vin de Constance 2014

Vin de Constance 2014

The 2014 harvest for the Muscat de Frontignan started later than usual due to a long wet winter. During the ripening process we experienced dry and moderate temperatures with rainfall that was unusual for the season. All these conditions lead to effective raisining in late March and early April.

In order to further elevate the quality of Vin de Constance, we aim to constantly improve various elements in the making of this wine. Throughout the season we harvest in batches – from the riper berries that have great acidity to the raisins for sugar concentration. Upon entering the cellar, each batch is separated and treated differently. These batches make up the perfect ratio between sugar, alcohol and acidity which allows the wine to stop fermentation naturally and without intervention. Fermentation ranges anywhere between 6 weeks to 6 months.

Tasting Notes

Bright and yellow gold in colour. The nose displays aromas of citrus, ginger and fresh nutmeg. Elegant, well rounded in acidity with a creamy mouthfeel, the flavours follow through offering a zesty mid palate. Full and refreshing, the wine concludes with a long and concentrated finish.

Maturation

The wine was aged in a combination of 50 % new French oak, Hungarian oak and French Acacia. It was left for a period of 3 years in barrel on the gross lees before racking out and blending. It spent a further 6 months in tank before bottling.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2014

Alcohol: 14.09% vol

Residual Sugar: 166.3g/l

pH: 3.8

Total Acid: 6.8g/l

Composition: 100% Muscat de Frontignan

Tasting room and The Bistro Announcement

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, as a precautionary measure, from the 17th of March we will be CLOSING our tasting room and The Bistro at Klein Constantia until further notice.

The health and safety of both our staff and customers is a priority and closing the doors outweighs the consequence of staying open. For any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on info@kleinconstantia.com.

We thank you for your continued support and will let you know when we open our doors for tastings, tours and lunches at the Bistro. Until then, keep well and stay safe.