In the glass
An exquisitely complex nose of green limes, tangerine and bee’s wax. Less earthy than its 2013 counterpart, this vintage exudes slightly riper flavours. The palate is concentrated, fresh and in harmony thanks to a low percentage of new oak. Lime candy comes to mind, as a wonderful lanolin texture completes the finish.
On the ground
Grapes are harvested in the early hours of the morning to ensure cool fruit. Second and third filled 600L French oak barrels are used until the fermentation is completed. Regular batonage is carried out to add complexity during the 7-month ageing. After bottling the wine is aged in bottle for at least 12 months before release.
In the news
Our Constantia Uitsig Semillon is consistently rated as one of the top white wines in South Africa, and this year will be no exception. Already, prior to its official release, it was awarded John Platter’s coveted 5-star rating.
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