Constantia Uitsig - Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Constantia Uitsig - Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Constantia Uitsig
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The story of Constantia started no less than 300 years ago in South Africa, when Simon van der Stel founded the winery in 1685. He named his property after the daughter of the benefactor who gave him a farm under a picturesque mountain range. The lush environment and moderate temperatures were good for agriculture and Van der Stel got to work planting orchards and vineyards. Constantia Uitsig is now one of a select number of wine estates that make up the Constantia Valley Wine Route. Constantia Uitsig has a long and rich cultural heritage. They are deeply committed to the greenest building and farming practices, hoping to create a space that is both beautiful and varied.

The grapes are harvested in optimum condition, truss by truss. In the winery they are destemmed and bruised and left on the skins for 18 hours. This is followed by pressing and the juice is allowed to rest for two days so that the larger components can settle. The wine undergoes fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by a period of maturation on the lees. Three months later it is time to bottle the wine.

The Sauvignon Blanc has a light straw yellow color in the glass with notes of blackcurrant, flint, elderflower and grapefruit on the nose, while the taste supports the aromas with marmalade, lemon zest, summer melon, yellow apple and fresh fig leaves. A mouthwatering acidity accompanies the full, medium-weight palate, achieved with prolonged contact with the lees in the tank. It has a striking mineral aftertaste.
 

Colour Light straw yellow
Aroma

Aromas of blackcurrant, flint, elderflower and grapefruit on the nose, while the taste supports the aromas with marmalade, lemon zest, summer melon, yellow apple and fresh fig leaves.

Serve with White meat, fish, salad and pasta. Or simply delicious as an aperitif.
Serving Temperature 6-8
Vintage 2017
Country, Region South Africa, Constantia
Grape Sauvignon Blanc