Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014
Klein Constantia, Constantia
Winemaking and Maturation
After handpicking selected shrivelled grapes, the berries are left to macerate on their skins for several days to soften, which facilitates the recovery of their golden juice with pressing. The combination of high residual sugar and alcohol levels has a known preservative effect on bottled wine.
Provided the cellaring conditions are ideal (12°C and 75-85% humidity) this wine is capable of ageing for at least 20 years from the date of bottling and in many cases somewhat longer than that.
Burnished copper in colour with alluring, exotic aromas of Turkish Delight intermingles with fragrant honeysuckle, citrus peel and clove spiciness. Unctuously sweet, deeply complex and concentrated tropical and Seville orange marmalade flavours are lifted by a fine acid thread to a satisfyingly long, delicious and lip-smackingly vibrant finish.
Alc: 14% RS:177g/l pH: 3.5 TA: 8.3g/l