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.
The grapes are sourced from a single block located on the lower slopes of Klein Constantia. Three different batches were harvested between January and February to ensure freshness, fruit and intensity.
Notes and Reviews
Fresh and lively with a flinty nose and elegant lemon and pear flavours. The palate is rich with a delicate mousse and fine bubbles, rounded off with a long zesty finish.
|Age of Vines||30 years|
|Vinification||Hand picked, whole bunch pressed. Free run juice used only, fermentation in stainless-steel vats.|
|Elevage||7 months in 500l oak barrels. Following blending, bottling and secondary fermentation the wine was aged for 29 months before disgorging.|
|Soil Type||Deep granite with yellow-brown and reddish-brown Oakleaf on lower slopes. Glenrosa with saprolite subsoil on higher slopes.|