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Groot Constantia Constantia Merlot 2019

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Groot Constantia Constantia Merlot 2019

  • Grapes Merlot 100%
  • Country South Africa
  • Region: Western Cape Constantia
  • Abv 14 %
  • Contains sulfites Yes
  • Organic No
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker Boela Gerber
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • A rich and ripe Merlot delivering aromas of black cherry and plum with a tocuh of tobacco and cedar. The ripe black fruits and subtle oak follows through on the palate, beautifully framed by fine tannins through to an elegant finish.
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The vineyards are located on the steep valley on the eastern side of Table Mountain. The grapes come predominantly from a block that varies between 67 and 95 metres above sea level, on slopes that are south to southeast facing. The vines are trained on vertical shoot position trellis systems and the pruning, canopy management and harvesting take place by hand. Pest control takes place biologically, and soil health and weed control are managed by a selected mix of winter cover crops. The climate is Mediterranean with cooling breezes from the Atlantic Ocean encouraging balance and complexity in the grapes. The average rainfall is approximately 1,100mm per annum. The soil types vary from deep red clay soil to red-brown loamy soil, both from granitic origin. The climate, combined with the cool southern slopes and deep mountain soils provide the ideal setting for the production of this top quality wine

Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest estate and one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions. In 1685, Cape Governor Simon van der Stel built a farm in the foothills of Table Mountain, which he named Constantia. Groot Constantia received world
acclaim from Napoleon, Bismarck and King Louis Philippe of France who was the biggest single buyer of Groot Constantia wines. They had to sell to the Cape government after phylloxera ravaged the vineyards. Now, the total estate covers 165 hectares, of which 87 hectares are planted at an altitude of 60 to 280 metres above sea level. The vineyards are cultivated sustainably and they hold the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) certification. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.

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