Vin de Constance Muscat 2008
Ref : 467660
i.e. 158 € / liter
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- Keeping level 30 ans et plus
- Service temperature 8°
Our food and wine pairings
- Grilled Fish
- Fish in sauce
Our oenologists' opinion
Its old intense gold color announces a nose of candied fruits, almonds, dry fig and mint. The palate is balanced with a nice envelope and a distinct character. The wine is full-bodied, big, sweet and vigorous. The finish is tense and tight on spicy and mineral notes.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Do you know ?
Praised by Voltaire, Locked and other historical characters, the Muscat de Frontignan has been exported from its native Languedoc to some of the best world winegrowing terroirs.
Domain and appellation
Vin de Constance
Located 8 kms from the Cap in the province of the Occidental-Cap, the Constancia Valley thrives since the 17th century through a rich winegrowing history. The Klein Constancia domain is particularly well-known for its liquorous wine, the Constance wine.
- Terroir: Perched at an altitude oscillating between 70 to 343 meters, the vines benefit from an ideal sun exposure and maritime breezes. The vineyard lays on a granite and clay soils.
- Viticulture: The harvests are handpicked in several successive phases in order to only obtain ripened grapes. At the end of the season, individual raisins are picked up from the last grapes on the vines, a type of late harvests.
- Vinification: The maceration and fermentation methods vary according to the quality of each of the different harvests. The maceration can last up to 2 weeks. The grapes are then slightly pressed off with a 6 to 12 weeks fermentation. The wine ages for 4 years on the lies in French and Hungarian oak barrels and acacia French oak barrels.
- Muscat : 100%