Klein Constantia Estate Red Blend 2013

Rich dark fruit on the Nose with black cherries, mulberries and a hint of wood spice giving off some beautiful paprika and vanilla tones. Big concentration of fruit on the palate that is rounded off with some grippy velvety tannin that lingers.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot, 13% Malbec
winemaker : Matthew Day
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 14.40 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.8  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now but this wine is made to age for 5 to 10 years.

The aim for the 2013 Estate Red was to make the wine as elegant and terroir specific as possible. We focus on the red varietals that do best at Klein Constantia, thus Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec make up the final blend.

about the harvest: Each parcel is carefully identified and blocks are split into multiple portions in order to harvest everything at the utmost perfect ripeness.

in the cellar : Each parcel is carefully identified and blocks are split into multiple portions in order to harvest at the utmost perfect ripeness. The grapes are then bunch and berry sorted to ensure that only the healthiest ripe berries are selected. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in 50 % new French oak barrels after alcoholic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 12 months before blending and bottling.

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