Groot Constantia’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc won the International Sauvignon Blanc Trophy at the 2020 International Wine Challenge (IWC) – one of the most prestigious competitions in the world which chooses the best wines from across the globe. This is the first time in ten years that the award for the best Sauvignon Blanc has not been won by either the Loire or New Zealand
The wine shows great complexity on the nose, dominated by ripe fruit like white peach, passion fruit and guava with a distinct grassy, herbal undertone and a hint of lemon. The palate has intensity and length, balanced by fresh natural acidity. A serious sauvignon blanc from South Africa’s oldest estate. There is so much going on with this wine! The grapes, grown just to the east of Table Mountain, are hand-picked first thing in the morning to retain their freshness and all those delicious fruity notes. 93% Sauvignon blanc, 7% Semillon
Oysters with Aioli or Ravioli with Green Pea Pesto makes for good pairing with this wine. Anything with a strong herby flavour like coriander fish cakes or thyme chicken.
Groot Constantia. South Africa’s oldest wine-producing farm, continuing to produce legendary wine since 1685.
Groot Constantia is an important part of World Wine Heritage and a world-class international tourism destination, capturing the rich and diverse heritage of South Africa, to deliver a unique cultural, social and historical experience, to locals and tourists alike. Delivering world class, quality wines, sensory encounters and special experiences, it is an iconic example of the preservation of South African culture and heritage in the wine industry.
Alcohol 13.45 % Vol
Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in South Africa, it is even said a glass of Groot Constantia wine was one of Napoleon's last wishes before he died.
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