Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 93%, Semillon 7%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Groot Constantia

Tasting notes - Ripe summer fruit, elderflower and citrus aromas are complemented by subtle herbaceous undertones. Rich and creamy on the palate with an abundance of ripe fruit; the full bodied flavours are supported by a delicate acidity. 


Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Fresh and zesty with uplifting herbaceous notes of
gooseberry and asparagus and a refreshing lime zest
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.
The vineyards are located on the eastern side of Table Mountain. This wine comes from
various blocks that vary between 88 and 233 metres 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 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 soils are predominantly Hutton and Glenrosaa 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 freshness and delicate
fruit flavours. Crushed and destemmed into the press, giving the juice skin contact
before being separated. 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. Following
fermentation, the wine was left on the lees for four months to add complexity and
texture, before being prepared for bottling.
Tasting Note
Aromas of ripe passion fruit and melon are complemented by uplifting herbal and
asparagus notes. Refreshing, with a zippy acidity and beautiful intensity that delivers a
long finish.
Sauvignon Blanc 91%, Semillon 9%
Winemaker: Boela Gerber
Region: Western Cape
Subregion: Constantia
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13%

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