2020 Klein Constantia "Clara" Sauvignon Blanc

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South Africa is well known for its Chenin Blanc, Syrah, and Pinotage, but did you know a significant amount of Sauvignon Blanc is also grown there? These wines are far less common here, which is a shame because they are delicious and perfect for the upcoming Houston spring weather. Don't let the low price fool you though- these are serious wines that Klein Constantia has taken careful measures with to ensure that the unique terroir of the estate shines through. The base level bottling is a blend of multiple parcels, but each is vinified separately and blended right before bottling. The grapes are harvested super early in the morning to retain as much freshness and acidity as possible, and a very small amount of skin contact is done to add extra complexity. This is a wine for those that love the New Zealand style of crisp acidity and bright tropical fruit. Our other offering,"Clara," is made to showcase Klein Constantia's best vineyards as well as the true varietal typicity of Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa. Six blocks were selected within the best vineyards, and each block has varying elevation from 260 to 300 meter above sea level. The blocks are vinified separately, and only the ones that show the best are selected to become a part of the final blend. The wines were aged for an additional 9 months in neutral French and acacia barrels before bottling. The "Clara" is an homage to American heiress Clara Hussey, who owned the estate in the Roaring Twenties and was known throughout the world for her epic parties at the estate's mansion. This one is for those that like their Sauvignon Blanc more similar to the White Bordeaux style of more texture and leaner fruit.

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

Need your wine fast? Just call us! We can expedite the order and may have it ready in less than an hour.

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.