Groot Constantia Rosé 2020
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.
The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were picked between 20 - 220 balling and cold fermented at 120 - 130 Celsius in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine is left on the lees for two months before being racked, fined and stabilized in preparation for bottling. 100% Estate grown.
Light pink blend made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Delicious red cherries and strawberries with a balanced sweetness and lively acidity.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Serve chilled as an apéritif or to accompany smoked chicken salad with fresh coconut.
Country / Region / Appellation
ZA / Constantia / Constantia Wine of Origin