Klein Constantia Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Region: Constantia, Costal Region, South Africa
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Light and bright in appearance. Fresh flavours of grapefruit, green fig and an oyster shell salinity fill the nose. Full bodied and concentrated, the palate is textured with a light acidity and bold minerality. An elevated expression of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine concludes with crisp and long spicy finish.
A great deal of attention has been placed on expressing the Klein Constantia style in this wine. It consists of a blend of various parcels from the estate, each kept separate throughout the winemaking process. Finally, they are carefully blended together to create a perfect representation of the unique Klein Constantia terroir. Harvested at 4am in the morning in order to preserve the freshness. A selection of 36 different blocks were used, each harvested and vinified separately in order to create the perfect blend. Only free run juice extracted and used from a combination of both whole bunch and destemmed grapes. 25% percent of the fruit underwent skin contact for 12 hours, 80% wild fermentation, 100% organic nutrients and wine is now 100% vegan friendly.
In 1685 Constantia was established as a wine region in South Africa between False Bay and Hout Bay by the Governor of the Cape, Simon Van der Stel. The perfect location for cool climate wines, it was here that the first Muscat de Frontignan grapes in the Constantia Valley were planted, thus beginning the legacy of one of the world’s most famous wines. Klein Constantia’s Vin de Constance was prized by leaders and aristocracy throughout 18th Century Europe, and today is considered possibly the world’s greatest natural dessert wine.