The 2019 Vin de Constance is matured for 18 months in 500-liter Hungarian and French oak barrels, 50% new, followed by another 18 months in oak foudres. The growing season saw more sunlight hours than previous vintages (2,998 compared to 2,588 in 2018 for example). It has an understated nose, almost Sauternes-like even if it does not contain an ounce of botrytis. Subtle nutty aromas percolate through the wild honey and quince scents, wax resin and lanolin. The palate is medium-bodied and very pure. Disarmingly fine acidity, it is slightly Germanic towards the finish. with a hint of lemongrass lingering on the aftertaste. This is a superb Vin de Constance under the tenure of Matt Day that is a step closer to what you might confusingly call a non-sweet dessert wine.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2050
Wine region : Constantia – Coastal Region
Area under vines: 146 hectares
Soils: mixture of clay and sand
Ageing: in 60% new oak for 4-5 years
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
Range of products:
- Premimum Estate
- KC range
- Vin de Constance, dessert wine
Commitment: BWI ( Biodiversity in Wine Initiative)
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