2020 Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc Clara
2020 Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc Clara A medium-to full-bodied white with aromas of jasmine, green mango, dried pineapple, toasted hazelnut, dried thyme and lemon zest. Flint, too. Concentrated, with bright acidity and herb and mineral undertones. Tight and focused. Long. Drink or hold.
A bright and light Sauvignon Blanc in appearance. The nose is perfumed & floral – displaying aromas of oak spice, vanilla, gooseberries, green fig and orange zest. A lively and expressive palate follows with ripe citrus and blackcurrant flavors. Rich and textured. An elegant and zesty acidity aids in a fresh long saline finish
Matured for 10 months in oak, 60% new. White peach, a hint of blackcurrant with overtones of vanilla and spice plus a slight smoky note. The palate is powerful with luscious fruit, driving acidity and a savory finish. Rather showy compared to its counterparts but sure to have its fans.
South Africa makes some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc there is. One of the greatest producers is Klein Constantia. Decanter Magazine declared them to be a Top Ten Sauvignon Blanc producer rivalling the finest in the world. Klein Constantia is a historically famous winery, one of the most iconic wineries of the 18th century, making the famous dessert wine Vin du Contance. The famed elixir was prized by kings, emperors, nobles and literary geniuses, including Napoleon, Baudelaire, Dickens and Jane Austen. They still make this great wine but today their Sauvignon Blanc’s are in huge demand throughout the world. Today I have their 2020 Klein Constantia “Clara” Sauvignon Blanc to offer at a great price of under thirty a bottle. Clara is made up of the 6 of the top-performing vineyards and separated them into single blocks. Ranging from 260 – 300m above sea level, each block displays different traits. During vinification, the blocks are kept separate allowing their unique characteristics to evolve. Each barrel is evaluated individually and only the best are selected to make up the blend of the Clara Sauvignon Blanc. This is their top Sauvignon Blanc and I will put it up against any of the best from anywhere. Insane quality, great value when compared to the price of the best from other leading Sauvignon Blanc regions. I strongly recommend.