Constantia Glen Releases 2012 Vintage Of Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc
Constantia Glen, the magnificently appointed boutique wine estate known for exceptional cool-climate Sauvignon Blancs with great ageing potential, has just released their 2012 vintage.
Boasting a notable Sémillon component (10%), the wine also has a larger proportion of clone SB-10, better known as the “weather station” clone of Sauvignon Blanc, which lends the wine more intense and expressive aromatics. The Sémillon adds to the wine’s wonderful richness and mouthfeel and enhances its ability to age gracefully.
“This is a classic Constantia wine with beautiful elegance, length and freshness, which indicates excellent ageing potential,” says winemaker Justin van Wyk.
This multi-layered wine shows depth and minerality, with uplifting aromas of nettle and gooseberry, backed up by nectarine and kiwi fruit flavours, and also the notable underlying perfume of elderflower that is very characteristic of the Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc.
“The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc has excellent fruit purity and since it also has sufficient richness and texture from the Sémillon and five months of lees ageing, we decided not to include a portion of oak-fermented in this vintage,” adds Justin, who suggests enjoying the wine with honey-roasted butternut soup infused with sage and drizzled with bits gorgonzola cheese, or lightly-smoked salmon, grilled with lemon and butter served on a bed of greens with olive oil.
The 2012 Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc is available at fine restaurants and boutique wine shops and sells for R100 at the cellar door.
One of the jewels of the Constantia Wine Valley, Constantia Glen is open daily from 10h00 till 17h00 on week days and from 10h00 till 16h00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main road. Call 021-7956100, e-mail email@example.com, visit www.constantiaglen.com, www.facebook.com/ConstantiaGlen or follow @ConstantiaGlen on Twitter. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.