Kleine Zalze 2017 Vintage Report

Much like the 2016 vintage, 2017 was characterized by a dry winter and a dry growing season. Kleine Zalze had however planned for this and managed their vineyards carefully to ensure that they don’t experience any extreme water stress. They experienced a fairly persistent wind during the latter flowering period and the yields were lower than normal.  The harvest started very early on the 11th of January and was expected to be a challenging vintage (similar to 2016).  In spite of this, very moderate midsummer temperatures and cooler than normal night temperatures provided excellent ripening conditions.

Kleine Zalze 2015 Vintage Report

Overall this was a very strong vintage, and we hope it may even evolve into one of the great ones... for that, only time will tell!

Kleine Zalze 2014 Vintage Report

The 2014 season was generally quite a challenging one, requiring a lot of careful management in the vineyard and winery. The whites are bright and elegant and show beautiful minerality. The reds show more variability. The parcels that ripened early in the season show wonderful fruit density, while the later ripening ones show more elegance and a fine tannin structure. With careful blending we will able to produce some fantastically pure wines with good fruit definition and wonderful elegance.

Kleine Zalze 2013 Vintage Report

Overall, the quality of the 2013 wines is superb. Whites full of flavour and complexity and reds with beautiful elegance and structure are to be expected.

Kleine Zalze 2012 Vintage Report

The 2011 harvest at Kleine Zalze is one that could be described as a 'vintage of physiological ripeness'. This can be called the perfect vintage, because of the early ripening of the white and red varietals.

Kleine Zalze 2011 Vintage Report

The 2011 harvest at Kleine Zalze is one that could be described as a 'vintage of physiological ripeness'. This can be called the perfect vintage, because of the early ripening of the white and red varietals.

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