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Vin de Constance

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R 2,500

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500 ml (Jennie)


Cultivar:

100% Muscat de Frontignan

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

97 Points - Robert Parker

Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 177
Type: Dessert Cellaring Potential: 20 yrs+
Origin: Constantia Appellation: Constantia

Tasting Notes:

Burnished copper in colour with alluring, exotic aromas of Turkish Delight intermingle with fragrant honeysuckle, citrus peel and clove spiciness. Unctuously sweet, deeply complex and concentrated tropical and Seville orange marmalade flavours are lifted by a fine acid thread to a satisfyingly long, delicious and lipsmackingly vibrant finish.

Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle

Pear
Pear

Citrus
Citrus

Cloves
Cloves

Kings vied for possession of this wine; Louis Philippe sent emissaries from France to fetch it; Napoleon drank it on the island of St Helena to find solace in his lonely exile; Frederick the Great and Bismarck ordered it; and the English Prime Minister – who had sampled it with much delight at Downing Street – made sure that regular consignments from the Cape were delivered to Buckingham Palace for the King.

This vintage was one of the best of the decade, with a long, cool season ensuring concentrated flavours and aromatic intensity. A warm, dry late summer created perfect conditions for the raisining of our Muscat de Frontignan grapes whilst still on the vine.

The nectar obtained is fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and wooden 500L barrels of mostly new French and Hungarian oak.

The total maturation time in the cellar before bottling the 2007 Vin de Constance was 4 years.


Food pairing

Foie gras on brioche with vendage tardive wine jelly.

Dessert Poultry Seafood Hard Cheese
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