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Klein Constantia - Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017/2018

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Constantia
  • Wine Maker: Matthew Day
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.65
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2015) VS: 89 (2014) WS: 88 (2015) JP: 4.5 Stars (2010) TA: 90 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

Bright and light in colour, aromas of white peach and berries fill the nose. The fruit flavours follow through onto the full and expressive palate with an intense long finish, showcasing the typical Klein Constantia minerality.

Winery Information

Klein Constantia

One of the worlds most beautiful vineyard locations, Klein Constantia is just 20 kilometres from the centre of cape Town. The 146 hectare estate, with granite soils on slopes gently cooled by ocean breezes, was chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the quality of the decomposed granite soils which offer a unique viticultural environment. The Estate produces the legendary dessert wine Vin de Constance, beloved by Napoleon, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen along with a collection of.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)90 pts

Nov 2015 - Neal Martin - The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc has a crisp, nicely focused bouquet with limestone-tinged green apple fruit, touches of wild mint and nettle lending complexity as it opens in the glass. The palate is fresh and crisp with a fine line of acidity, lively and energetic with lovely poise on the finish. This is a great Sauvignon Blanc from the Klein Constantia team.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)89 pts

June 2015 - Less complex on the nose than the 2013 Metisse, hinting at peach. Nicely focused but quite supple, with peach and musky grapefruit flavors showing less complexity but more immediate appeal than the Metisse. Finishes very dry (1.5 g/l r.s.) but not austere.

Wine Spectator (2015)88 pts

Aug 2016 - A brisk-edged version, with citrus peel, white peach and gooseberry notes zipping along. The finish is a bit quick, but this displays good cut and a refreshing feel overall.

John Platter (2010)4.5 stars

John Platter, wineonaplatter.com, 4½ Stars (2010) –"Improving on ex-tank 2009, youthful & pungent 2010's (4½ Stars) core of gooseberry, lemongrass & minerality still bound up by tangy, bright acidity. Bone dry (2g/l), with dash sem, has fruit concentration to reward 3-5 yrs."

Tim Atkin (2015)90 pts

The estate Sauvignon Blanc - our “bread and butter”, according to Matt Day - sees no wood and is a blend of all the blocks on the farm. Fresh, tangy and grapefruity, with flavours of greengage and gooseberry and good balance. Drink: 2016-17

Vinification Notes

2015 marked the introduction of a new production cellar and some exciting changes came about during harvest. With a focus on making premium quality Sauvignon Blanc, the new cellar has allowed us to concentrate on key aspects in making this wine. All of which helped to contribute towards increasing the quality. Sticking to the basics, we created a wine made to better express the vineyards and truly respect the Klein Constantia terroir. Batches were hand sorted and the grapes were pressed naturally, allowing optimal free run juice to be used. It was 100% tank fermented and spent 7 months on the lees after which the various batches were blended together to create this elegant wine.