Groot Constantia Grand Constance

R825.00 incl VAT

2 in stock

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Description

The renowned Groot Constantia Grand Constance is South Africa’s oldest wine and is the finest example of the famous “Constantia Wyn” as drunk by Emporers and Kings, from Frederick the Great of Prussia to Louis Phillipe (King of the French) all vied for their share. Charles Dickens celebrated it in Edwin Drood, Jane Austen’s character recommended it as a cure for a broken heart to heroine Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility and Charles Baudelaire compared Constantia wine to his lover‘s lips in his most famous volume of poems, Les Fleurs du Mal. Napoleon was allowed to drink wine made at Groot Constantia whilst exiled on the island of Saint Helena from 1815 until his death in May 1821.

Grand Constance is a blend of red and white Muscat and has a beautiful liquid amber colour. The nose shows dried apricots, honey and caramel, while the red Muscat gives the wine Turkish Delight and rose petal aromatics.

The dried fruit and floral character follows on the palate, with the natural sweetness beautifully balanced by the fresh acidity.

Enjoy slightly chilled (between 12°C and 14°C).