Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance, Constantia, South Africa, 2011
The 2011 vintage marks the end of an era in Klein Constantia’s history, however it also signifies an exciting start to a new journey for the estate. Our vision for this vintage was to balance the unique style of Vin de Constance with a rejuvenating freshness. This vintage was said to be a tough year due to a dry and hot harvest, yet this was favourable for the maturation of the Muscat de Frontignan grapes creating perfect raisining and concentration of fruit.
Wonderfully bright on both the nose and palate. Concentrated flavours of apricot and orange zest with aspects of frangipani flowers abound. Mouth filling yet clean and focused, the wine tapers into a rich luscious finish.
The wine was aged in a combination of 60 % new French oak, Hungarian oak and French Acacia. It was left for a period of 3 years in barrel on the gross lees before racking out and blending, the wine then spent a further 6 months in tank before bottling.
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