A wine growing region since 1685, Constantia sits on the peninsula that snakes out into the south Atlantic. Having the ocean on both sides moderates the climate and the ripening season is long as well as very wet. The combinations of this damp yet warm climate with a rich loamy soil means the vines tend to be vigorous, so wines of any quality rely on heavy pruning and vineyard management to limit yields.
This is the signature wine of Momento, and a Grenache noir with a unique Pinot Noir character. 1/3 whole bunch fermentation, the grapes are picked earlier to retain freshness, this is giving a flowery expression, a certain delicateness and distinction. The palate is graceful and fresh, with a grippy tannic structure, this is a harmonious wine, restrain and mineral. Drink...more
Bottle 75cl £31.74
Chenin Blanc is one of the major white grape variety in South Africa, while Verdelho has a long history originally for the production of fortified wines. The granite of Voor Paardeberg provide the flesh and the briny core of the palate, while the Verdelho will bring tension and length to the blend. 10 months in used Oak. Drink now to...more
Bottle 75cl £28.26