Light and bright in appearance. Fresh flavours of grapefruit, green fig and an oyster shell salinity fill the nose. Full bodied and concentrated, the palate is textured with a light acidity and bold minerality. An elevated expression of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine concludes with crisp and long spicy finish.
Dating back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of Constantiaberg.
Constantia was established as a wine region in South Africa between False Bay and Hout Bay by the Governor of the Cape, Simon Van der Stel. The perfect location for cool climate wines, it was here that the first Muscat de Frontignan grapes in the Constantia Valley were planted, thus beginning the legacy of one of the world’s most famous wines. Klein Constantia’s Vin de Constance was prized by leaders and aristocracy throughout 18th century Europe most famously Napolean, and today is considered possibly the world’s greatest natural dessert wine.
A range of elegant Estate wines are also produced, with a particular focus on the variations of Sauvignon Blanc which can be achieved from differing parcels of vineyard. Six single vineyard wines are currently produced, following identification of specific microclimates throughout the estate. To protect their environment, Klein Constantia is aligned with that of the World Wildlife Fund to unite conservation and agricultural development, committed to maintaining the Cape Floristic Province of the surrounding area that is home to 14,000 different species of flora and fauna. Klein Constantia has been recognised as a WWF Conservation Champion since 2011.
A great food wine. Perfect as an accompaniment to South African West Coast oysters and warm citrus fish salads. Drink now or leave to develop until 2024.
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