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Tasting Notes


Wine rich ruby ​​color with dark purple highlights.


Thin velvety tannins penetrate dense concentrated taste of wine, excellent drop-down notes of red and black fruit. The elegant lingering aftertaste come tones of chocolate and sweet spices.


Expressive aroma filled fruit tones of plum, currant, cherry and light caramel, vanilla and sweetish spicy shades.


Experts recommend to consume this drink paired with meat dishes, such as lamb or pork under fruit sauces.

Interesting Facts

Klein Constantia, Petit Frere Anwilka - one of the two wines from the farm Anvilka acceding to the farm Klein Constantia in 2012. Anvilki vineyards occupy the southern part of the region and Stellenbosch are just a few kilometers from the Gulf of Falls Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Here vines planted grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Merlot, covers an area of ​​40 hectares. Proximity to the ocean provides specific microclimate in the vineyards, which in conjunction with the soil gives the drink elegance, which do not have wines from other regions. In 2012, a cold wet winter gave way to spring cool and very hot summers, so the growing season even though he was stretched in time, but allowed the fruit to achieve the necessary maturity without extreme temperature changes. Collected at the beginning of March - end of April manually grapes in small boxes are brought to the distillery. After sorting and separation from the crests of its fermented in stainless steel tanks. After careful pumping the wort is left to its 10-day maceration in order to mitigate tannins and a bright color. Extract of wine takes place in French oak barrels (25% of which are new) for 12 months. Experts say that the wine will evolve over the next 6-8 years. Authoritative guide to South African wines Platter's South African Wine Guide 2012 awarded Vintage 4 points out of 5.

Klein Constantia - the oldest winery in South Africa. The first vineyards owned by the winery were planted back in 1685 in the picturesque valley of Constantia, just south of Table Mountain. The first governor of the Cape, Simon van der Steele praised the dignity and beauty of the valley on the Gulf of Falls Bay and founded the estate vineyards. From Germany and other parts of Europe were brought vines of different varieties. Extensive vineyards Simon van der Steele to 1709 numbered about 70,000 vines. After the death of van der Steele, his heirs did not want to stay in South Africa. The farm was divided into three parts and sold. In 1778, the estate vineyards in the province bought the famous farmer and winemaker Hendrik stands. It was under his leadership, Klein Constantia wine farm became famous around the world. Special glory gained legendary sweet wine "Constance", which from the beginning of the XIX century was delivered to the royal courts of Europe, along with the wines of Tokaj and Madeira. Sweet Lovers "Constance" were King George IV and Napoleon. She praised famous writers in their works. Son Hendrik Johan crate will continue to produce the famous sweet "Constance", which glorified his family. Winery Klein Constantia perfecting production, and in 1823 built a large cellar for aging wines. But at the end of the XIX century phylloxera destroyed the vineyards and wine have ceased to produce. Successful businessman Abraham de Villiers bought the farm Klein Constantia in 1913 and revived the production of fine wines.

The modern history of Klein Constantia farms began in 1980, after the owner of the vineyard became Duggie Yuste. Duggie, whose family from generation to generation engaged in viticulture in South Africa, restored manor. The first harvest was in 1986 built a new cellar. The main aim was to revive the economy of the legendary "Constance." For new plantings have found a unique clone of Muscat grapes de Frontignan. This grade is used here 300 years ago for the production of sweet, "Constance." Recreated a great sweet wine "Vin de Constance" was done on the same technology, the same vineyards and in the style of the famous "Constance."

Today the winery manages Lovel Yuste, son Duggie Yuste. Klein Constantia is among the 25 best wineries in the world rating of the American magazine "Wine & Spirits" in 2002. Klein Constantia Vineyards are located just 20 km from the city of Cape Town, near Cape Keypskogo Peninsula, on the south-eastern slopes of Mount Constance. The total area of ​​the economy, together with the vineyards is 146 hectares. The local soil and climate are very well suited for growing grapes with intense fruity aroma. Clay fertile soil retains moisture very well, and this is especially important during the dry summer season.


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