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Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve 2014


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £158.16

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Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Merlot 44%, Cabernet Franc 32%, Cabernet Sauvignon 21%, Petit Verdot 3%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Groot Constantia

Tasting notes - Ripe, rich flavours of black cherries, plums, blackcurrant and hints of chocolate and cigar box follow through on the palate, in an elegant and restrained style. Smooth, with structured tannins and a refined and lingering finish. A lovely Bordeaux blend from this historic estate in South Africa.

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Ripe rich flavours of blackcurrant with hints of chocolate
mint and green pepper enveloped in a restrained
elegant style. Lovely Bordeaux blend from this historic
estate in South Africa.
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 this top quality wine.
Winemaking
The selected grapes were harvested once they had reached the desired maturity
levels and were picked at 24 to 25° Balling. The grapes were treated delicately in the
cellar and during the first half of fermentation, the wine was pumped over every four
hours, in order to oxygenate the wine. It was matured for 13 months in 225 litre
French oak barrels, of which 76% were new, with the balance being aged in older
barriques.
Tasting Note
Ripe, rich flavours of black cherries, plums, blackcurrant and hints of chocolate and
cigar box follow through on the palate, in an elegant and restrained style. Smooth,
with structured tannins and a refined and lingering finish. A lovely Bordeaux blend
from this historic estate in South Africa.
Serving Suggestion
The perfect accompaniment to a roast leg of Springbok studded with bacon or a
juicy, rare roasted beef with a chunky Yorkshire pudding.
Grape
Merlot 44%, Cabernet Franc 32%, Cabernet Sauvignon 21%, Petit Verdot 3%

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Data sheet

Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve 2014

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Merlot 44%, Cabernet Franc 32%, Cabernet Sauvignon 21%, Petit Verdot 3%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Groot Constantia

Tasting notes - Ripe, rich flavours of black cherries, plums, blackcurrant and hints of chocolate and cigar box follow through on the palate, in an elegant and restrained style. Smooth, with structured tannins and a refined and lingering finish. A lovely Bordeaux blend from this historic estate in South Africa.

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