Klein Constantia Chardonnay utilises a unique terroir and cool climate which consistently provides concentrated grapes full of flavour and a distinct freshness, producing a Chardonnay which is crisp with an enticing complexity. Abundant pear drop and citrus blossom, with a floral spicy note on the nose. The palate is chalky, clean and fresh with brioche aspects.
The 146 hectare Klein Constantia estate was originally part of Simon van der Stel’s (the first governor of the Cape) vast “Constantia” estate, granted in 1685. It then formed part of Groot Constantia until 1823, when the land was divided between the brothers Jacob Pieter and Johan Gerhard Cloete. The latter took ownership of the upper reaches, situated on the eastern slopes and foothills of the Constantiaberg, where there were already over 33,000 vines planted. This particular valley was chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the decomposed granite soils on its slopes, gently cooled by ocean breezes. He named this magnificent piece of land Klein Constantia.