Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2014


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £213.52

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Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Muscat 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 37.5cl

Producer - Groot Constantia

Tasting notes - This legendary sweet wine shows honey, apricot, pineapple and Turkish delight on the nose. The sweet, dried fruit flavours follow on the palate. The natural acidity beautifully balances the sweetness of the wine, leaving a very moreish finish.

Awards
Silver Outstanding, IWSC,
2017
94 Pts, Tim Atkin, 2017

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This legendary sweet wine delights with aromas of
honey, apricot, pineapple and Turkish delight. The
natural acidity beautifully balances the sweetness of the
wine, leaving a very moreish finish.
Producer Note
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 a height of 60 - 280 metres above sea
level. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.
Vintage
A cool winter and unusually high rainfall in spring characterised the 2014 vintage.
Extra vigilance was required in the vineyards in order to avoid disease and ensure
even ripening. Dry, warmer conditions during January and February resulted in ripe,
good quality grapes at harvest time.
Vineyard
The Muscat grapes are grown in a vineyard block right next to the famous Manor
House, which is situated at 80 to 90 metres above sea level. The low yielding vines
are planted on a south east facing slope. The climate is Mediterranean with cooling
breezes from the Atlantic Ocean encouraging a low slow hang time, concentrating
the flavours in the grapes. The vines are grown in Cartref, Longlands and Kroonstad
soils.
Winemaking
Patience is a virtue when producing a wine with nectar so sweet. The semi-sun dried
Muscat d'Frontignan bunches were harvested at the beginning to middle of April.
Fermentation started on the skins to extract maximum flavour and aromas, the
fermentation was then completed in third and fourth-fill French oak. Following the
fermentation, the wines were racked and transferred back into the barrels to mature
for a further 24 months.
Tasting Note
This legendary sweet wine shows honey, apricot, pineapple and Turkish delight on
the nose. The sweet, dried fruit flavours follow on the palate. The natural acidity
beautifully balances the sweetness of the wine, leaving a very moreish finish.
Serving Suggestion
This is the perfect wine to have after a meal, with creamy cheeses and rich patés.
Grape
Muscat 100%

Awards
Silver Outstanding, IWSC,
2017
94 Pts, Tim Atkin, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
37.5cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2014

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Muscat 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 37.5cl

Producer - Groot Constantia

Tasting notes - This legendary sweet wine shows honey, apricot, pineapple and Turkish delight on the nose. The sweet, dried fruit flavours follow on the palate. The natural acidity beautifully balances the sweetness of the wine, leaving a very moreish finish.

Awards
Silver Outstanding, IWSC,
2017
94 Pts, Tim Atkin, 2017

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