Groot Constantia Shiraz Constantia 2015


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Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Groot Constantia

Tasting notes - A powerful Shiraz with flavours of blackcurrant, plums and raspberries combined with white pepper, black pepper and clove spice. Well rounded tannins lead to an elegant and long finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017
Silver, IWSC, 2017

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Smooth, powerful and meaty with spice and brambly
fruit through to a long and peppery 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.
Vineyard
The vineyards are tucked in the steep valley on the eastern side of Table Mountain.
The area is blessed with a maritime climate due to the oceans and an average
annual rainfall of approximately 1,100mm per annum. The soils are predominantly
Clovelly and Glenrosa- a gravelly soil with low fertility. The climate, combined with the
cool southern slopes and deep mountain soils provide the ideal setting for the
making of these top quality wines.
Winemaking
The grapes were handed picked at +25°C Balling and fermented in open tanks. A
post-fermentation maceration took place for certain blocks. The wines were then
matured for 13 months in 33% new French oak, 34% in second passage and 36%
third passage barrels.
Tasting Note
A powerful Shiraz with flavours of blackcurrant, plums and raspberries combined with
white pepper, black pepper and clove spice. Well rounded tannins lead to an
elegant and long finish.
Serving Suggestion
This wine has the intensity to match rich flavours and accompanies lamb, pan-fried
steak, creamy and meat pasta dishes, along with mature cheeses.
Grape
Shiraz 100%

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017
Silver, IWSC, 2017

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Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Groot Constantia Shiraz Constantia 2015

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Groot Constantia

Tasting notes - A powerful Shiraz with flavours of blackcurrant, plums and raspberries combined with white pepper, black pepper and clove spice. Well rounded tannins lead to an elegant and long finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017
Silver, IWSC, 2017

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