Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Klein Constantia

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Situated between 70 meters and 343 meters above sea level, with a constant sea breeze above 150 meters, temperatures remain cool, preserving the fruit during ripening. With the ocean a mere 10 kilometres away, the wind plays an important factor, too, often stressing the vineyard and resulting in an increase in concentration and flavour in the fruit. The higher slopes are some of the colder slopes in the Cape, with fewer sunlight hours and lower temperatures being ideal for preserving the acidity and pH of white varieties, most especially Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Tasting Notes

Light green in appearance with aromas of gooseberry along side lemon and lime citrus. The palate has a crisp minerality with fresh acidity complemented by papaya, sweet melon, lemon, lime, and passion fruit.

 

Food Pairing

This beautiful wine can be paired with many choices. Smoked salmon, goat cheese salads and a variety of light meats and vegetables work well  with the lemon and citrus notes and fresh acidity of the wine.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard size:
925 acres
Soil composition:
Decomposed Granit and Clay
Training method:
VSP
Elevation:
248 feet
Vines/acre:
280
Yield/acre:
1.4 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern
First vintage of this wine:
1986
Bottles produced of this wine:
125,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
14-21 days days
Fermentation temperature:
61 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Malolactic fermentation:
no
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
8 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.6 %
pH level:
3.3
Residual sugar:
1.4 g/L
Acidity:
6.4 g/L

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