Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2018

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2018

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The approach used to create Vin de Constance is unique to Klein Constantia, tailored from historic information used to make the iconic sweet wines of Constantia in the 1700s. Grapes were harvested in numerous batches over a 2-month period. Each batch has a precise purpose and is meticulously blended together on numerous occasions to achieve a perfect balance between sugar, alcohol and acidity. After an extended fermentation period, the wine was aged for 3 years in a combination of 50% new oak and acacia barrels, as well as large format foudres before further blending and bottling. Bottled at 14%. (Bottle size 500ml)

Nose: Delicate aromas of white flowers, ripe citrus and touch of rosewater and almonds.

Palate: Flavours of creamy stone fruit, litchi, citrus zest and a lively spice abound creating an ideal balance.

Finish: A vibrant yet complex long finish.

Originally part of Simon van der Stel’s vast Constantia estate, granted in 1685. It then formed part of Groot Constantia until 1823, when the land was divided between brothers Jacob Pieter and Johan Gerhard Cloete. The latter took ownership of the upper reaches, situated on the eastern slopes and foothills of the Constantiaberg, where there were already over 33,000 vines planted. He named this piece of land Klein Constantia. Changing hands several times over the years, in May 2011 Klein Constantia was bought by businessmen Zdenek Bakala and Charles Harman. In June 2012, celebrated Bordeaux wine personalities, Bruno Prats and Hubert de Boüard, merged their Stellenbosch based vineyard, Anwilka, with Klein Constantia.


Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2018