Groot Constantia Shiraz 2011

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Wineman (UK) LTD
Tyringham, UK (4,000 mi)
GBP 16.30
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750ml
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External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2010 11/07/2012

SILVER MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2010 11/07/2012

GOLD Medal - Classic Wine Trophy Show 2011


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2010 11/07/2012

Classic Wine Trophy Show


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2010 11/07/2012

Deep red in colour with a slight sweetness and a bouquet of dry spice and herbs on the palate. SILVER MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 GOLD Medal - Classic Wine Trophy Show 2011 Best S/A Producer - Classic Wine Trophy Show 2011 The story of Groot Constantia goes back to 1685 when Simon van der Stel, later governor of the cape, was granted land for a farm on the Eastern side of Table Mountain which he named Constantia. After several changes of ownership, it was sold to the Cloete family in 1778 and held by them for 5 generations until 1885. They were forced to sell owing to the vine disease phylloxera that ravaged the vineyards and it then became the property of the Cape government. The total estate covers 165 hectares of which 87 hectares are currently planted, at a height of 60-280 metres above sea level. The type of climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines. Their winemaker, Boela Gerber, was recently awarded the Trophy for ‘Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year’. Grapes : 100% Shiraz Region: South Africa / Constantia Maker : Boela Gerber Notes : Deep red in colour. Slight sweetness and a bouquet of dry spice and herbs on the palate. The wine is full of elegant flavours and has a long finish. Serve : At room temperature with lamb, steak, creamy and meat pasta dishes and mature cheese. ABV : 14%


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2007 03/24/2010

The heritage of Groot Constantia would be incomplete without regarding its setting. As important as the product of the grape is the beauty and significance of the architecture. The priceless Manor House and the buildings grouped around it are unequalled examples of Cape Dutch architecture both in majesty and simplicity. The collection of artefacts, including furniture and pieces of art, reflects the rich cultural tradition of the Cape. Today the estate is owned by the Groot Constantia Trust that is committed to building upon the foundations of this South Africa's oldest and best known estate. It is one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions. The story of Groot Constantia goes back to 1685 when Simon van der Stel, later governor of the cape, was granted land for a farm on the Eastern side of Table Mountain which he named Constantia. After several changes of ownership, it was sold to the Cloete family in 1778 and held by them for 5 generations until 188...


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