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Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2014

£24.00

Klein Constantia Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2014

£24.00

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Constantia is the oldest vineyard area in the southern hemisphere, founded by the Cape's first Governor Simon can der Stel in 1685. Klein Constantia was part of the 'Constantia' wine estate and the source of one of the most prized wines of the 18th and 19th centuries - the legendary sweet wine Vin de Constance. It has been under new ownership since 2011 which has seen significant investment in the vineyards and winery and a subsequent impressive lift in quality.

Klein Constantia is a 146 hectare estate on the east facing slopes below Table Mountain, a beautiful 20 minute drive from Cape Town. The easterly aspect captures morning light rather than heat, while the mountain backdrop protects the property from the warm afternoon sun. The proximity to the cold waters of False Bay fosters a very cool climate bringing natural elegance and vitality to the Klein Constantia wines. The decomposed granite soils discourage vigorous vine growth resulting in naturally low yields.

Metis Sauvignon Blanc was inspired by winemaker Matt Day's stage with Pascal Jolivet in Sancerre and his holistic approach to winemaking. Metis comes from a single block of vines, one of the highest on the estate. A minimalistic approach to winemaking is employed, and the style differs significantly to the estate wine revealing much more refinement. There is less reliance on the pungent varietal intensity of Sauvignon Blanc, instead the style is restrained, complex and the palate has a wonderful dry texture. This is simply a lovely wine that shows its European influences.
The name Metis refers to the collaboration between the two winemakers to produce this great wine. This fusion of philosophies is reflected in the flower on the label that is a hybrid of the South African Protea and French Iris.
  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Origin: Constantia / Western Cape / South Africa
  • Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc