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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £77.80
Country - South Africa
Region - Western Cape
Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Groot Constantia
Tasting notes - Fresh and zesty with uplifting tropical fruits on the nose such as guava, papaya and granadilla, which are followed by subtle herbaceous notes. Rich and creamy on the palate, with lots of sweet tropical fruit, balanced beautifully by a refreshing acidity and a bright finish.
Fresh and zesty with uplifting smoky herbaceous notes
of peapods and ripe pear and a refreshing 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 a height of 60 - 280 metres above sea
level. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.
The vineyards are tucked in the steep valley on the eastern side of Table Mountain.
This wine comes from various blocks that vary between 88m and 233m above sea
level. All the slopes are south to south east facing. The Sauvignon Blanc yield is an
average of six tonnes per hectare. 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 Hutton 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.
The grapes were hand picked early in the morning to retain the delicate fruit
flavours. Pressed immediately, only the free run juice was used to makes this wine.
The juice was settled until clear and then cool fermented at controlled temperatures
of between 12 to 14°C in stainless steel to preserve the typical varietal characters.
After fermentation, the wine was left on the lees for three months to add complexity
and texture, before being racked, fined and stabilised in preparation for bottling.
Fresh and zesty with uplifting tropical fruits on the nose such as guava, papaya and
granadilla, which are followed by subtle herbaceous notes. Rich and creamy on the
palate, with lots of sweet tropical fruit, balanced beautifully by a refreshing acidity
and a bright finish.
This versatile wine accompanies fresh mussels with garlic butter, tuna carpaccio
drizzled with virgin olive oil, or grilled calamari in a lime and ginger marinade.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
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