Constantia Glen’s new Sauvignon Blanc 2019 vintage, just released from the beautifully appointed boutique wine estate, is a wonderfully complex wine with ample personality and an unfettered expression of its Constantia roots.
The Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a multi-layered wine with complex flavours from dryland vineyards grown on the upper reaches of the Constantiaberg. Considered as one of South Africa’s sought-after regions for Sauvignon Blanc, the Constantia Valley is known for exceptional cool-climate wines.
“The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc offers impeccable balance. The classic varietal aromatics on the nose are supported by flavour concentration on the palate. It shows good balance of acidity and body resulting in a deliciously refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with a dry finish that lingers,” is how winemaker Justin van Wyk describes this wine.
The grapes were picked from rolling dryland vineyards, thriving without irrigation on the sheltered slopes just below Constantia Nek, where the vines are protected from gale force winds and dry, scorching summers. This unique location allows an extra hour of sunlight to reach and ripen the grapes. The result is low yielding vineyards with grapes of exceptional flavour concentration.
Exemplifying elegance, the captivating 2019 Sauvignon Blanc intrigues with lingering upfront notes of lemongrass and lime, before exposing its many alluring layers. Expect bold tropical whiffs of grapefruit and white peach, before delving into delicate hints of blackcurrant, star anise and elderflower.
The 2019 vintage has big shoes to fill after the Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2018 walked away as best white wine overall and top Sauvignon Blanc clinching two trophies earlier this year at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London.
The alluring Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is available directly from the estate, as well as at fine dining restaurants and boutique wine shops. It sells at the cellar door for R195 per bottle.
Known for exceptional cool climate Bordeaux-style red and white wines, Constantia Glen’s dryland vineyards are farmed without any irrigation. The tasting room is open from 11h00 till 18h00 from Sunday to Friday and 11h00 till 20h00 on Saturdays. Booking via http://www.constantiaglen.com is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main Road. Call 021-7955639, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.constantiaglen.com, www.facebook.com/ConstantiaGlen or follow @ConstantiaGlen on Twitter and Instagram. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.