We are thrilled to announce that both our Vin de Constance 2016 & Anwilka 2017 Red Blend received the coveted Five Star status this year.
To celebrate this great achievement, we have made some Vin de Constance 2016 available in our tasting room for sale (stocks are limited). We have also compiled a limited-edition triple pack of 3 Anwilka vintages, including 2015, 2016 & a pre-release of the winning 2017 vintage. To place your order or find out more about these offerings, please email email@example.com.
Leading UK wine writer Tim Atkin MW, has released his latest in-depth South African report. His annual report, now in its eighth year and available on timatkin.com, is highly regarded as one of the most detailed overviews of South African wine.
Our Vin de Constance 2017 scored 98 points taking the title of ‘Sweet Wine of The Year’.
““Lighter and lighter” is the motto at Klein Constantia these days, according to Matt Day. The latest, world-class release of Vin de Constance certainly doesn’t lack sweetness at 165 grams or even concentration, but it has a freshness that’s reminiscent of Vouvray or Barsac. Subtly wooded in 50% new barrels, it unfurls layers of citrus, toast and tarte tatin, with a drizzle of honey and vivid acidity and palate length. Bravo!”
The 2019 vintage of Cuvee Anabel scored in the top scoring Roses for the year!
“”A super smart rosé” is the aim here, according to Matt Day, very much in a Côtes de Provence style. The blend is secret for some reason, but this is a fresh, floral, redcurrant and rosehip style with lots of racy minerality.”
We couldn’t be prouder.
The much anticipated 2017 vintage of Vin de Constance will be available from the 4th of September, both locally and internationally.
It will be distributed into the global market by our négociants in Bordeaux and is available to purchase in our tasting room here in South Africa.
You can also purchase a bottle of this fine vintage through our online shop – click here to get your case.
MORE ABOUT VIN DE CONSTANCE 2017…
The approach used to create Vin de Constance is unique to Klein Constantia, tailored from historic information used to make the iconic sweet wines of Constantia in the 1700s. From these records, we have recreated a style of Muscat de Frontignan involving numerous winemaking techniques in order to create the perfect sweet wine. One of the most important aspects is to achieve balance, to do this we harvested the grapes in numerous batches over a 2 month period. Each batch has a precise purpose and is meticulously blended together on numerous occasions to achieve a perfect balance between sugar, alcohol and acidity. After an extended fermentation period, the wine was aged for 3 years in a combination of 50% new oak and acacia barrels, as well as large format foudres before further blending and bottling.
We are proud to announce that Vin de Constance has its own home, ‘virtually’. Introducing the Vin de Constance website – an informative site dedicated to the legendary wine. Find out more about the history, learn more about the winemaking, the unique bottle – even take a 3D tour of the Muscat de Frontignan vineyards to see where the grapes are grown!
Click below to find out more…
Over 346 tons of grapes, 12 hour days, 0 injuries, over 170 tons of Sauvignon Blanc, over 40 tons of Muscat de Frontignan grapes, over 30 tons of red varietals, a total of 27 days of harvest, too many different playlists to recall on our speaker & countless memories…
Harvest 2020 is one we will never forget. We would like to thank our 34 vineyard workers, 4 tractor drivers, 4 vineyard team leaders, 2 truck drivers, 1 foreman, 2 farm managers, 2 cellar hands, an Italian, a Swissman, a Frenchman, 2 winemakers and the rest of team for their hard work in making this an amazing vintage.
To read this year’s vintage reports click below:
Klein Constantia’s harvest report 2020
Anwilka’s harvest report 2020
Have a look at this year’s harvest video on our YouTube channel, click here.