New white wine releases from Constantia Glen

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STOCK up on the new Sauvignon Blanc vintage and take in the sweeping views at Constantia Glen while savouring generous platters or linger over lunch or early supper.

Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is beautifully refined and elegant with a mineral edge and crisp acidity. Initial aromas of lemongrass and lime lead to a bolder, more tropical spectrum enlivened by hints of blackcurrant, citrus and elderflower.

The cheese and charcuterie platters or iconic wood-fired flammkuchen (flatbread) pair perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc. The menu also offers more substantial meals for lunch and dinner. Constantia Glen’s famous Austrian beef goulash served with Spätzle, seared beef fillet or the beer battered kingklip are just some of the dishes that await you.

The 2019 vintage of Constantia Glen TWO, the flagship white Bordeaux-style blend, is elegance in a bottle. The vintage has already garnered rave reviews from leading local and international wine commentators. It hit the spot at the prestigious 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards in London with a score of 93 points out of 100.

British Master of Wine Tim Atkin applauded the cool climate wine with 93 points in his respected Tim Atkin South Africa 2020 Special Report. Atkin described the vintage as “subtle, scented and elegant with pink grapefruit and vanilla pod flavours, racy acidity and deftly integrated leesy weight”.

The 2019 vintage also excelled on home turf with a rating of 94 points in the definitive Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2021.

The wine is a consummate blend of Sauvignon Blanc (67%), lending acidity and backbone, and Sémillon (33%) contributing to the waxy weight, richness and texture.

This lauded wine intrigues with delicate aromas of lime, green fig and floral notes delineated by elderflower and orange blossom. The wine is tightly wound in its youth, but shows absolute fruit purity as well as some citrus and waxy notes, which will integrate and develop into an exceptionally refined wine.

When purchasing wines directly from the cellar door, take advantage of the Curated Case Collection and take home a selection of estate wines including the elegant Bordeaux reds, Constantia Glen THREE and FIVE as well as the newly released Sauvignon Blanc 2020. For online orders, click here.

The Constantia Glen tasting room is open Sundays to Thursdays from 10am till 6pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am till 9pm. There is limited seating so booking ahead is recommended here, via email [email protected] or calling 021 795 5639.

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