The Constantia Glen flagship white blend has taken centre stage with the 2017 vintage bringing home a gold medal from the 2018 International Wine Challenge (IWC) held in London.
Full of praise for the Constantia Glen 2017 TWO, the judges described this Sauvignon Blanc / Sémillon blend with its “great length and potential to improve for 3 years” to show “amazing white fruit with acacia complexity, fresh honey and a hint of vanilla”.
The International Wine Challenge is considered one of the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competitions. This year, thousands of wines from a total of 55 countries were assessed blind and judged for their faithfulness to style, region, and vintage.
The IWC gold medal, which equates to a score of 95/100, is the latest international accolade to take pride of place in the Constantia Glen hall of fame.
The 2017 vintage, a blend of 68% Sauvignon Blanc and 32% Sémillon, includes 5% of Sémillon matured in a locally crafted clay amphora.
“This neutral clay vessel contributes to the texture and mouthfeel while completely respecting the characteristics of the fruit,” explains Winemaker Justin van Wyk, who used a small component of amphora matured wine for the first time in this vintage.
The award-winning Constantia Glen TWO 2017 is available directly from the estate, as well as at fine dining restaurants and boutique wine shops. It sells at the cellar door for R270 a bottle.
Known for exceptional cool climate Bordeaux-style red and white wines, Constantia Glen’s dryland vineyards are farmed without any irrigation. The tasting room is open from 10h00 till 17h00 from Sunday to Friday and 10h00 till 20h00 on Saturdays. Booking via http://www.constantiaglen.com is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main Road. Call 021-7955639, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visitwww.constantiaglen.com, www.facebook.com/ConstantiaGlen or follow @ConstantiaGlen on Twitter and Instagram. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.