Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance 500ml 1999South Africa, Constantia
It was sought after by Napoleon, in his exile, and by the courts of Europe in the 18th and 19th century. Chosen for its soil of decomposed Table Mountain granite, and its cooling sea breezes from both the Atlantic and Indian oceans, these vineyards provide the perfect terroir for premium winegrowing.
Grapes were left to raisin on the vines, and were hand-selected towards mid- March of this moderate vintage. Fermentation of the sweet, concentrated must took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by 18 months of maturation in French oak. The wine was released almost 5 years after harvest.
Viscous but lively in texture, this has layers of orange peel, maple, crème brûlée, green tea and quince paste flavors that stay tightly knit through the lengthy finish. An excellent dessert wine that is quietly putting together an enviable track record. Muscat de Frontignan'. – Wine Spectator, 92/100
'Deep, orange-gold in colour, with marked viscosity. Intense and complex nose of dried apricot and peaches. Luscious, concentrated, sweet fruit flavours on the palate are balanced by fine acidity, and followed by a very long, flavourful finish'. – Wine Maker
Alc: 14.65% RS: 186 g/L TA: 8.5 g/L pH: 3.69
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