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Producer: Groot ConstantiaGrape Varieties: 100% PinotageOptimum Drinking: Within 6 yearsWine Style: Full bodied complex redAlcohol by Volume: 14.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: South Africa
A full bodied style with an intense colour and prominent varietal aromas. Aromas of confected red cherries and dark chocolate, with hints of coffee and toasty oak well balanced by ripe yet firm tannins on the finish.
Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest estate and one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions. In 1685 Cape Governor Simon van der Stel built a farm on Table Mountain, which he named Constantia. Groot Constantia received world acclaim from Napoleon, Bismarck and King Louis Philippe of France who was the biggest single buyer of Groot Constantia wines. They had to sell to the Cape government after phylloxera ravaged the vineyards. Now, the total estate covers 165 hectares of which 87 hectares are planted, at a height of 60 - 280 metres above sea level. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.
Glenrosa and Cartref
The Pinotage was harvested in early March at 25.5°C Balling and fermented on the skins until dry. The wine then spent 16 months in 60% new French oak barrels and the balance in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.
Enjoy this wine with a rich and hearty beef casserole, Steak or slow-roasted leg of lamb.
Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver, 2015;
International Wine Challenge, Bronze, 2015
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