Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2019
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance
Region: Constantia, Costal Region, South Africa
Bottle size: 50cl
Grape: Muscat de Frontignan
Vibrant bright gold in appearance. A richly aromatic nose with flavours of Seville marmalade, quince, candied ginger & stone fruit. Inviting red apple and toffee aromas follow with a delicate floral perfume. Fresh and lively, the palate is full bodied and silky. Textured with intricate flavours following through from the nose. The wine has a refined sweetness balanced by an elegant salinity. A roasted walnut dryness compliments the fruit flavours creating a drier style of Vin de Constance. A powerful expression with a long zesty and complex finish.
In 1685 Constantia was established as a wine region in South Africa between False Bay and Hout Bay by the Governor of the Cape, Simon Van der Stel. The perfect location for cool climate wines, it was here that the first Muscat de Frontignan grapes in the Constantia Valley were planted, thus beginning the legacy of one of the world’s most famous wines. Klein Constantia’s Vin de Constance was prized by leaders and aristocracy throughout 18th Century Europe, and today is considered possibly the world’s greatest natural dessert wine.