limited stock Constantia Uitsig

Red Horizon

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Sold by: Constantia Uitsig

R 195

Ready to ship   available2 60 + Sold only in multiples of 6 Bottles

750 ml (Standard)

2015


Cultivar:

58% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet franc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

89 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.40% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.9
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 yrs+
Origin: Constantia Appellation: Constantia

Tasting Notes:

Light and elegant, this easy drinking red blend has an abundance of cherries on the nose, followed by the lingering scent of tobacco and ripe plums. On the palate, soft tannins give way to a wellintegrated wine that is drinking exceptionally already, but promises to get even better by next winter.

Blackberry
Blackberry

Cherry
Cherry

Cigar Box
Cigar Box

Plum
Plum

Not only uninterrupted, Constantia’s history is also internationally admired. Muskadel from the Constantia Valley won acclaim during the 18th century from famous authors, poets and statesmen alike. Napoleon Bonaparte had as much as 1,126 liters of the Cloete family’s Constantia wine shipped in wooden casks each year to his home in exile on St Helena from 1815 until his death in 1821. And in Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen’s character Mrs Jennings recommends a little Constantia for “its healing powers on a disappointed heart.”

Our Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blocks were planted in 2010, whilst our Merlot block was planted in 1999. Soil is course sand of the Clovelly formation.

Grapes are harvested in the cool of the morning and fermented on the skins. After pressing, the wine is racked to 225 litre French oak barrels of which 70% are new.

The wine spends a total of 15 months in barrels.

Food pairing

Serve with a rare roasted beef wellington.

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