Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2015
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £247.94
Country - South Africa
Region - Western Cape
Grape Varieties - Muscat 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 37.5cl
Producer - Groot Constantia
Tasting notes - White Muscat is complemented by with a small percentage of red Muscat, giving a beautiful amber colour. This legendary sweet wine delivers opulent aromas of caramel, toffee and a hint of Turkish Delight. The delicious notes of caramel and toffee follow through onto the palate with a hint of bitter almonds, beautifully balanced by a natural acidity leaving a very moreish finish.
Silver, IWC, 2018
93 Pts, Tim Atkin , 2018
Gold Outstanding, IWSC, 2018
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This legendary sweet wine delights with aromas of caramel, toffee and Turkish delight. The natural acidity beautifully balances the sweetness of the wine, leaving a very elegant and persistent finish.
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 climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.
2015 was considered as one of the best years for white wine production in South Africa, producing berries of excellent quality. The 2015 wines show great purity of fruit, freshness and elegance.
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 balance and complexity in the grapes. The average rainfall is approximately 1,100mm per annum. The vines are grown in Cartref, Longlands and Kroonstad soils.
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, after a long ripening period to ensure that the sweet berries had adequate sunlight to produce the golden nectar. The grapes were fermented on the skins for approximately one week and then pressed. After fermentation the wines were racked and put into barrels to mature for 24 months. Made from predominantly white Muscat with a small percentage of red Muscat, which imparts the distinctive amber colour.
White Muscat is complemented by with a small percentage of red Muscat, giving a beautiful amber colour. This legendary sweet wine delivers opulent aromas of caramel, toffee and a hint of Turkish Delight. The delicious notes of caramel and toffee follow through onto the palate with a hint of bitter almonds, beautifully balanced by a natural acidity leaving a very moreish finish.
This is the perfect wine to have after a meal, with creamy cheeses and rich pâtés.
- Bottle Size
- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
- Western Cape
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