There are very few wine labels that live up to their tag line. The South African wine label of Buitenverwachting is one of them. It stays true to its tagline, “Beyond Expectation.” This wine estate is located at 12km from False Bay, on the scenic slopes of Constantiaberg. The original history of this estate dates back to almost 1773. However, the place witnessed many changes in ownership to date.
The first instance of vine planting was done in 1825, when Ryk Cloete planted the first 90000 vines here. After many changes, the Mueller Family, currently manages the vineyards here. Sauvignon Blanc is the most common varietal planted in these vineyards.
Some of the popular white wines of this label are:
Buiten Blanc – Made from Sauvignon Blanc that has unique flavours of gooseberries and green peppers
Chardonnay - Made from full-bodied Chardonnay with citrus touches
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia –Made from light-flavoured Sauvignon Blanc with a flavour of green figs and gooseberries
Here are some red wines created by this label:
Christine – This a Bordeaux-style of wine created using a lovely blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It is dominated by flavours of red cherries and black currant.
Meifort – This is a complex red wine made from a red blend. It comes with ripe cherries, spicy oak and tobacco flavours, which make it very popular among all wine lovers.
The southern vineyards of this wine estate are also the coldest of all. The Sauvignon Blancs produced here are extremely intense in flavour. Therefore, they are used to produce the limited editions of wines. For all Bordeaux-style of red wines, grapes grown in the northern vineyards with full exposure to the sun, are used. These wines are dense, fresh and complex. You will notice a visible difference in the wines created using grapes grown on these parcels.
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