Bright red and ripe red fruit dominate the nose of the 2019 Pinotage with strawberries, ripe plums and black cherries. Good use of French oak barrels adds cedarwood and a touch of vanilla to the bouquet of the wine. The sweet oak and ripe strawberries flavours on the palate are supported by firm tannin that promise good ageing potential. The wine then spent 14 months in 40% new French oak barrels, 20% in 2nd and 20% 3rd and 20% 4th fill barrels.Food Pairing
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.
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