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Constantia Glen TWO 2018

£19.95 incl. VAT

7 in stock

Clear and bright with a light gold colour, tinged with lime green.
Restrained nose and elegant with a top herbal note and delicate aromas of grapefruit, lime and white blossom. The floral notes delineating towards elderflower and fresh herbs. The wine is tightly wound in its youth but shows absolute fruit purity as well as some waxy and citrus notes, which will integrate and develop into a very refined wine.
The palate shows incredible freshness, fruit concentration and depth, but remains restrained and elegant with stony mineral nuances. The 2018 blend has a remarkable acidity and crystalline structure that is beautifully balanced a mouth-coating creamy texture on the palate, brought about by barrel fermentation and maturation on the lees for 7 months. The 32% Sémillon contributes weight, texture and richness making this a truly harmonious blend with an intriguing saline quality that lingers well onto your next sip. This is a classic Constantia
White that will further develop in the bottle to gain even more complexity with maturation for
10 to 15 years under ideal cellaring conditions.

HARVEST SUMMARY BY WINEMAKER, JUSTIN VAN WYK
The 2018 vintage was yet another excellent one at Constantia Glen with cool temperatures and a very long ripening season that significantly tested our patience to get the harvest underway. The moderate weather conditions in the 2 months leading up to harvest followed a very dry summer that will always be remembered as one of the worst droughts that Cape Town has endured. The combination of dry summer conditions, but with relatively cool temperatures in the critical months of ripening, led to incredible flavour development and phenomenal levels of natural acidity in the grapes at the time of picking. The slow accumulation of sugars in the grapes during ripening bodes well for more complex development of flavour precursors in the grapes and our dryland vineyards showed remarkable buffering capacity as they ripened the fruit optimally without excessive strain on the vines, thanks also to an inch of rainfall that arrived at a critical time on 8 January 2018. This bout of rain was followed by a relatively cool January and February, which resulted in us only picking our first Sauvignon Blanc grapes on 26 February 2018. Picking of this variety continued for over 3 weeks as each different clone and vineyard block achieved optimal ripeness and flavour concentration. The last block of Sauvignon Blanc, situated at the highest elevation on the estate (270 metres above sea-level), was picked on 19 March 2018 and the Sémillon, making up 32% of this wine, was picked one day prior to this.

Constantia Glen TWO 2018

£19.95 incl. VAT

7 in stock

Clear and bright with a light gold colour, tinged with lime green.
Restrained nose and elegant with a top herbal note and delicate aromas of grapefruit, lime and white blossom. The floral notes delineating towards elderflower and fresh herbs. The wine is tightly wound in its youth but shows absolute fruit purity as well as some waxy and citrus notes, which will integrate and develop into a very refined wine.
The palate shows incredible freshness, fruit concentration and depth, but remains restrained and elegant with stony mineral nuances. The 2018 blend has a remarkable acidity and crystalline structure that is beautifully balanced a mouth-coating creamy texture on the palate, brought about by barrel fermentation and maturation on the lees for 7 months. The 32% Sémillon contributes weight, texture and richness making this a truly harmonious blend with an intriguing saline quality that lingers well onto your next sip. This is a classic Constantia
White that will further develop in the bottle to gain even more complexity with maturation for
10 to 15 years under ideal cellaring conditions.

HARVEST SUMMARY BY WINEMAKER, JUSTIN VAN WYK
The 2018 vintage was yet another excellent one at Constantia Glen with cool temperatures and a very long ripening season that significantly tested our patience to get the harvest underway. The moderate weather conditions in the 2 months leading up to harvest followed a very dry summer that will always be remembered as one of the worst droughts that Cape Town has endured. The combination of dry summer conditions, but with relatively cool temperatures in the critical months of ripening, led to incredible flavour development and phenomenal levels of natural acidity in the grapes at the time of picking. The slow accumulation of sugars in the grapes during ripening bodes well for more complex development of flavour precursors in the grapes and our dryland vineyards showed remarkable buffering capacity as they ripened the fruit optimally without excessive strain on the vines, thanks also to an inch of rainfall that arrived at a critical time on 8 January 2018. This bout of rain was followed by a relatively cool January and February, which resulted in us only picking our first Sauvignon Blanc grapes on 26 February 2018. Picking of this variety continued for over 3 weeks as each different clone and vineyard block achieved optimal ripeness and flavour concentration. The last block of Sauvignon Blanc, situated at the highest elevation on the estate (270 metres above sea-level), was picked on 19 March 2018 and the Sémillon, making up 32% of this wine, was picked one day prior to this.

Constantia Glen TWO 2018

£19.95 incl. VAT

7 in stock

Clear and bright with a light gold colour, tinged with lime green.
Restrained nose and elegant with a top herbal note and delicate aromas of grapefruit, lime and white blossom. The floral notes delineating towards elderflower and fresh herbs. The wine is tightly wound in its youth but shows absolute fruit purity as well as some waxy and citrus notes, which will integrate and develop into a very refined wine.
The palate shows incredible freshness, fruit concentration and depth, but remains restrained and elegant with stony mineral nuances. The 2018 blend has a remarkable acidity and crystalline structure that is beautifully balanced a mouth-coating creamy texture on the palate, brought about by barrel fermentation and maturation on the lees for 7 months. The 32% Sémillon contributes weight, texture and richness making this a truly harmonious blend with an intriguing saline quality that lingers well onto your next sip. This is a classic Constantia
White that will further develop in the bottle to gain even more complexity with maturation for
10 to 15 years under ideal cellaring conditions.

HARVEST SUMMARY BY WINEMAKER, JUSTIN VAN WYK
The 2018 vintage was yet another excellent one at Constantia Glen with cool temperatures and a very long ripening season that significantly tested our patience to get the harvest underway. The moderate weather conditions in the 2 months leading up to harvest followed a very dry summer that will always be remembered as one of the worst droughts that Cape Town has endured. The combination of dry summer conditions, but with relatively cool temperatures in the critical months of ripening, led to incredible flavour development and phenomenal levels of natural acidity in the grapes at the time of picking. The slow accumulation of sugars in the grapes during ripening bodes well for more complex development of flavour precursors in the grapes and our dryland vineyards showed remarkable buffering capacity as they ripened the fruit optimally without excessive strain on the vines, thanks also to an inch of rainfall that arrived at a critical time on 8 January 2018. This bout of rain was followed by a relatively cool January and February, which resulted in us only picking our first Sauvignon Blanc grapes on 26 February 2018. Picking of this variety continued for over 3 weeks as each different clone and vineyard block achieved optimal ripeness and flavour concentration. The last block of Sauvignon Blanc, situated at the highest elevation on the estate (270 metres above sea-level), was picked on 19 March 2018 and the Sémillon, making up 32% of this wine, was picked one day prior to this.

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