Estate Red 2013

Klein Constantia

Our soils originate from 600 million year old granite, formed in a period of different climatic conditions to today. This well-drained, fertile decomposed granite with high clay content ensures good water retention. During the long, dry summers of the Cape, enough water will slowly drain back into the vineyards to ensure an effective leaf canopy and proper ripening of the fruit. The younger Table Mountain sandstone formations higher on the slopes do not influence the soils at all.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby in appearance, with intense aromas of sweet red fruit with subtle notes of peppery spice and vanilla.  The palate is incredibly fruit-driven, with well integrated oak; the rich and powerful tannin structure creates a great balance between fruit and intensity.

 

Food Pairing

 

This substantial red would partner well with full-flavored meat dishes like lamb tagine or steak au poivre.

 

 

 

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Constantia
Vineyard size:
21 acres
Soil composition:
decomposed granite, clay
Training method:
VSP
Elevation:
248 feet
Vines/acre:
1480
Yield/acre:
1.6 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted:
2003
Harvest time:
late March
First vintage of this wine:
2011
Bottles produced of this wine:
10,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 13% Malbec
Fermentation container:
Barriques
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
18 days
Fermentation temperature:
79 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
18 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
New
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
16 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months

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