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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £67.72
Country - South Africa
Region - Western Cape
Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Semillon 10%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Groot Constantia
Tasting notes - Ripe summer fruit flavours such as pineapple, sweet melon and ripe peach are in abundance on the nose. A generous mouthfeel is highlighted by distinctive tropical fruit and citrus flavours.
Groot Constantia Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Herbaceous with hints of green pepper and a slightly
smoky note through to a dry, tingly 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.
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 Clovelly. The climate, combined with the cool southern slopes and deep
mountain soils provide the ideal setting for the making of this top quality wine.
Both varietals were hand picked early in the morning to retain the delicate fruit
flavours. A light pressing was followed by a cold fermentation in stainless steel, to
enhance the typical varietal characters. After fermentation the wine was left on the
lees for three months before being racked, blended, fined and stabilised in
preparation for bottling.
Ripe summer fruit flavours such as pineapple, sweet melon and ripe peach are in
abundance on the nose. A generous mouthfeel is highlighted by distinctive tropical
fruit and citrus flavours.
A delicously versatile wine which matches calamari tubes stuffed with mussels and
shrimps, seared tuna steak or smoked chicken salad.
Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Semillon 10%
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