Klein Constantia, Estate Red

Klein Constantia, Estate Red

Country: South Africa

Region: Western Cape

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Malbec

Vintage: 2017

ABV: 14%

Food Pairing: Grilled Meats, Duck, Mature Cheeses

£23.99 Inc. VAT

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Viticulture in the Cape region of South Africa dates from 1651 when the first vines were planted by Dutch settlers. Wine was produced from these grapes for the first time in 1658, and in 1685 Constantia was established by Simon Van der Stel as a growing region between False Bay and Hout Bay. Van der Stel planted the first Muscat de Frontignan grapes in the Constantia Valley, thus beginning the legacy of the famous sweet wine of Constantia, best known today as Vin de Constance.

The location of the vines proved not only a beautiful setting, but tactically beneficial as the decomposed granite soils, akin to those in Hermitage, on slopes gently cooled by ocean breezes offer a distinctive viticultural environment. To protect this environment, Klein Constantia today is a Biodiversity in Wine Initiative Champion, committed to maintaining the Cape Floristic Province of the surrounding area that is home to 14,000 different species of flora and fauna – arguably the most biodiverse floral kingdom on earth.

Klein Constantia Estate Red is full and savoury with well integrated oak.


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