Groot ConstantiaShiraz 2018Product code: 9540
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Smooth, opulent and gamey with spice and brambly fruit through to a long and peppery finish.
The warm ripening conditions of the 2016 bring out the riper side of this grape variety. Savoury notes are supported by liquorice and black pepper, as well as ripe plums and a hint of smoke. The wine shows beautiful intensity on the palate. The natural acidity adds freshness to the wine, and tannins are soft and approachable.
About the Winery
If you are looking for a wine with a grand history and tradition, look no further than the South African wine brand of Groot Constantia. The history of the oldest wine brand of South Africa dates back to as early as 1685, when the Groot Constantia grounds were first given to the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope. In the years after that, the ownership of these vineyards kept changing.
After a series of fire accidents sand restoration work, this place is now part of the South African Cultural History Museum. In the early 1880s, the Constantia dessert wine produced here was famous all over the world. In the year 2003, the Groot Constantia Estate started production of this famous wine and named it Grand Constance, much to the pleasure of all wine lovers.
Some of the popular wines created in this estate are:
Grand Constance – This signature wine is made from red & white Muscat de Frontignan grape varietal produced in the Constantia and Western Cape regions.
The white wines that you can get to enjoy from this label are:
Method Cap Classique Brut Rose - 60% Pinotage, 20% Pinot Noir and 17% Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc – 93% Sauvignon Blanc and 7% Semillon
Chardonnay – 100% Chardonnay varietal
Rose’ – Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, along with the taste of a few varietals such as Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc
Some of the popular red wines from this label are:
Lady of Abundance – 34% Pinotage, 33% Shiraz, 32% Merlot and 1% Grenache
Merlot – 100% Merlot
Pinotage – 100%Pinotage
Today many people come to visit the Groot Constantia Estate, mainly because of the extremely beautiful sites located on the way. Along with this, you will also get to see additional wine estates, which make for an awesome wine route, which you cannot afford to miss.