Constantia Royale Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The wine is an elegant, concentrated Sauvignon Blanc, poised between ripe tropical summer flavours, and a green, mineral herbaceousness. The acidity is perfectly balanced, and the wine is made to be drunk within 1 to 3 years after bottling.
|Tim Atkin 2022 Report - 92 points
We had another great lead up to harvest again this year, with a cold and very wet Winter. There were no heat waves to speak of at all, and so harvest was 2 weeks later than usual, resulting in a slightly more herbaceous style than usual.
We make the Sauvignon from 2 slopes: A West facing slope in rich soil, that adds lots of ripe tropical flavours and a citrus backbone, and an East facing slope on decomposed granite and clay soils, that produces really lean, elegant wine, with lots of minerality, that we part age in barrel.
The Semillon is grown on the West slope, and we get really textured, round wine from these grapes, which helps to soften the Sauvignon Blanc, and add some more dimension.
|85% Sauvignon Blanc & 15% Semillon
- Range: Constantia Royale