Klein Constantia Estate Red / 2014 / 750mL

Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine

64% Cabernet Sauvignon
19% Petit Verdot
17% Mablec

Deep ruby red in appearance, the wine is elegant with subtle oak integration.

The palate is energetic and is backed up by intense dark red fruit that follows with a long flavourful finish.

About Klein Constantia:

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 they 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.

Klein Constantia strive to produce wines of high quality that express elements of elegance, minerality and balance - focusing on the red varietals that do best at Klein Constantia, thus Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec make up the final blend.

Appelation:

Constantia Valley

Age of vines:

30 years old

Vinification:

Hand picked and sorted, fermentation and maceration for 20 days before pressing.

Malolactic fermentation in 50% new French oak barrels

Elevage:

12 months in French oak barrels (50% new)

Soil Type:

Deep granite with yellow-brown and reddish-brown Oakleaf on lower slopes.

Glenrosa and Saprolite subsoil on higher slopes