Groot Constantia Grand Constance Constantia 2017

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Groot Constantia Grand Constance Constantia 2017

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.

 

Groot Constantia Grand Constance Constantia 2017

This legendary sweet wine delights with aromas of
caramel, toffee and dried fruit. The natural acidity
beautifully balances the sweetness of the wine, leaving
a very elegant and persistent 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 an altitude of 60 to 280 metres above
sea level. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.

Vineyard
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.


Winemaking
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 juice. The grapes were fermented with selected yeasts on the
skins for approximately one week and then pressed. After fermentation the wines
were racked and transferred into barrels to mature for 24 months. This cuvée is made
from predominantly white Muscat with a small percentage of red Muscat, which
imparts the distinctive amber colour.


Tasting Note
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 notes of dried fruit. The caramel and dried fruit follow through
onto the palate which is beautifully balanced by a natural acidity leaving a very
moreish finish.


Grape
Muscat 100%

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