Constantia’s history dates back to 1685, when Simon van der Stel named his property after the daughter of the benefactor who granted him a farm nestled beneath a picturesque mountain range. The lush setting and moderate temperatures bode well for farming and van der Stel set to work planting orchards and vineyards – of which this estate was a part. Having subsequently been subdivided into smaller farms, Constantia Uitsig is now one of a select handful of wine estates that together make up the Constantia Valley Wine Route.
Reserve Chardonnay, Constantia Uitsig
An abundance of green melon, juicy red apples and lemon zest on the nose prepares you for what’s to follow…. a yeasty texture coupled with a lively, concentrated palate of apple, fresh tangerine and moreish complexity, leading to a superbly long finish.
Appley, melon, tangerine, yeasty, lemony, long finish