Groot Constantia Pinotage 2017

The Groot Constantia Pinotage is wonderful example of a fruit-driven, cool climate Pinotage. Its deep red colour alludes to its rich red fruit and ripe berry flavour profile. Boasting a multi-dimensional bouquet, aromatic notes of black cherry, strawberry, blackberry and plum are interspersed between fine layers of subtle cinnamon and dark chocolate. Expect a mouth-watering palate, laden with juicy fruit aromas of blackcurrants, plums and cherries which evolve into a supple, spicy finish.The wine shows flavours of vanilla from barrel maturation combined with strawberry and ripe plum on the nose. Red fruit flavours follow on the palate. The wine is elegant with a fine tannin structure and a long finish.

Food Pairing
Marinated meats that are smoked or made on the ‘braai’/barbecue as well as with tomato based dishes.

The Estate
Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest estate and one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions. In 1685 Cape Governor Simon van der Stel built a farm on Table Mountain, which he named Constantia. Groot Constantia received world acclaim from Napoleon, Bismarck and King Louis Philippe of France who was the biggest single buyer of Groot Constantia wines. They had to sell to the Cape government after phylloxera ravaged the vineyards. Now, the total estate covers 165 hectares of which 87 hectares are planted, at a height of 60 - 280 metres above sea level. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.

Alcohol 14.4%