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Vin de Constance Klein Constantia 2018

Vin de Constance Klein Constantia 2018


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Vin de Constance is one of the world’s most iconic sweet wines, made from
Muscat de Frontignan. The essence of Vin de Constance is perfect balance
between sugar, acid and alcohol while retaining freshness and expressing the
cool climate and very specific soil types of Klein Constantia. The winemaking
approach is unique to Klein Constantia, tailored from historic information used
to make the iconic sweet wines of Constantia in the 1700’s. The build-up to
the 2018 harvest included the highest summer rainfall of the past six years and
some of the coldest average night-time temperatures, giving the vines a long and
slow growing season. The 2018 vintage of Vin de Constance was defined by cold
weather. They harvested 21 different batches, starting in early February, bringing
in grapes with higher acidity, and continuing until mid-April, bringing in
grapes with more maturity and flavour. These individual parcels are the unique
components which form the building blocks of Vin de Constance. They allow
them to craft a wine that has the perfect balance between alcohol, acidity and
sugar. The final wine entails a detailed and focused blending period during and
after fermentation. This wine was aged for three years in a combination of 50%
new French oak barrels, a small amount of acacia barrels, as well as large format
foudres before final blending and then bottling.

Bright and yellow gold in colour. The nose is layered with complex flavours
of Seville marmalade, ginger spice and grapefruit. A rich and luxurious
mouthfeel, the wine is full bodied, fresh and vibrant. The palate is balanced
showcasing a perfect harmony between salinity, acidity, spice and sweetness.
Concentrated with suspended density, it concludes with a pithy astringency and
a lingering finish.

ABV 14%