Klein Constantia is custodian to some of the most historic vineyards in South Africa and, indeed, the world. The unique location, climate and soils of our estate call for the making of terroir-driven wines, and it is to this principle that we are deeply committed.
Simple winemaking techniques are used to extract the best from grapes grown in expertly nurtured vineyards in the aim of making consistently excellent wines.
We strive to produce wines of high quality that express elements of elegance, minerality and balance.
Our unique terroir and cool climate consistently provide concentrated grapes full of flavour with a distinct freshness enabling us to produce a Chardonnay which is crisp with an enticing complexity.
Notes and Reviews
Fresh and light toastiness on nose with butterscotch and nutmeg aromas. Medium bodied with an elegant structure, the wine has a flintiness with a balanced acidity that leads to a long finish.
|Age of Vines||30 years old|
|Vinification||Hand picked, pressed, fermentation and partial malo-lactic in 500l oak barrels.|
|Elevage||9 months in 500l oak barrels on lees. Bottled with minimal filtration.|
|Soil Type||Deep granite with yellow-brown and reddish-brown Oakleaf on lower slopes. Glenrosa with saprolite subsoil on higher slopes.|