Klein Constantia "Vin de Constance" 2015
Region: Constantia - South Africa
Variety: Muscat de Frontignan
A historical wine, Vin de Constance has been re-established in the last few years as one of the world’s finest sweet wines. One of the world’s most beautiful vineyards, Klein Constantia is set on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with superb views across the Constantia Valley and False Bay. Prized by leaders and aristocracy throughout 18th Century Europe, Constantia’s Vin de Constance was revived by Klein Constantia in 1986.
Today, the Estate continues to make some of South Africa’s top wines and the world’s best dessert wine; wines that reflect the cool Constantia climat.
Just thirty thousand 50cL bottles of Vin de Constance are made each year, made solely from the raisins of Muscat grapes which are matured in a mixture of French and Hungarian oak as well as a touch of Acacia for 3 years before bottling.
Citrus, orange zest, rosewater and spice notes leap out of the glass. The palate has a laser-like focus with massive sweetness perfectly balanced by acidity and a mineral finish.