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Groot Constantia is an important part of World Wine Heritage and a world-class international tourism destination, capturing the rich and diverse heritage of South Africa, to deliver a unique cultural, social and historical experience, to locals and tourists alike. Delivering world-class, quality wines, sensory encounters and special experiences, it is an iconic example of the preservation of South African culture and heritage in the wine industry.
Description of Groot Constantia Shiraz 2017
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2017 (Shiraz)
- Appearance: Deep red.
- Nose: White pepper, coriander and liquorice.
- Mouth: Spicy flavours are supported by subtle use of oak on the palate and completed by a fine tannin structure.
APPELLATION: Constantia, Western Cape
VINEYARD: Groot Constantia
GRAPES: 100% Shiraz
AGEING: Matured for 12 months in 25% new, 25% 2nd fill, 25% 3rd fill barrels and 15% 4th fill 500-litre French oak barrels, with 10% in 2700 litre foudres.
PREPARATION: The grapes are handpicked and fermented in closed tanks. The wine is then matured for 12 months in new French oak barrels
PAIRING: bean casserole, pepper steak and mature cheddar cheese
Reviews of Groot Constantia Shiraz 2017
- Well rounded tannins give an elegant long finish on the palate.
- This wine is ready for immediate consumption but has very good maturation potential.