Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2019
By Christian Eedes, 19 October 2020
The challenge faced by South African producers of scalability at the top end of the market has been a perennial topic of debate, an example of a property that’s getting it right is surely Klein Constantia, the 2019 of its standard-label Sauvignon Blanc not only very good but total production amounting to 135 000 bottles while cellar-door price is R150 a bottle.
80% of the wine underwent spontaneous fermentation and the final blend contains a 5% barrel matured component, this basically being batches of wines that don’t make it into the more limited-edition bottlings.
It’s a particular wine with subtle aromatics of nettle, dried herbs above citrus and white peach before a palate that is relatively lean with a driving acidity and a very savoury finish.
CE’s rating: 93/100.
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