Constantia Glen is sharing some aged gems from their Sauvignon Blanc trove with wine lovers at their tasting room this winter. The older, cool climate Sauvignon Blanc vintages from as far back as 2007 are still remarkably vibrant and are showing incredibly well now.

 

With vineyards located ideally just below the Constantia Nek, the Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc’s distinct characteristics are a true expression of their unique terroir in close proximity to False Bay. By the careful selection of grapes from a combination of site specific vineyard blocks planted with a variety of Sauvignon Blanc clones, Constantia Glen is able to craft authentic wines that will continue to develop and integrate beautifully with age.

 

“Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc tends to age very well as a result of our cool climatic conditions. The wines have fantastic natural acidity with a low pH, as well as being rich and creamy with good texture and an integrated minerality,” says winemaker Justin van Wyk.

 

The bold structure and refreshing natural acidity of the older 2007, 2008 and 2009 Sauvignon Blanc vintages on offer at Constantia Glen, have allowed the wines to mature optimally under correct storage conditions.

 

“With age, the Sauvignon Blanc’s racy acidity becomes more integrated and mellowed, lending a more coated mouthfeel and softer texture. The fermentation characters and fruity aromas blow off over time, allowing the wine to show more of its true character and pure grape-derived aromatics. Bottle aged Sauvignon brings a completely different experience, but the wines still come across as fresh and vibrant on the palate,” explains van Wyk.

 

These vintage jewels are a good reason to visit this picturesque wine estate during winter. If you wish to linger over lunch, you may choose from their generous platters of artisanal cheese and charcuterie or hearty winter soups on offer.

 

Known for exceptional cool climate Bordeaux-style red and white wines, Constantia Glen is open seven days a week from 10h00 until 17h00. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main Road. Call 021-7955639, e-mail reservations@constantiaglen.com, visit www.constantiaglen.com, www.facebook.com/ConstantiaGlen or follow @ConstantiaGlen on Twitter and Instagram. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.

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