Elegant Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc soars over Swiss skies
Published: 24 Aug 2012
Constantia Glen, known for superb cool climate Sauvignon Blancs with great ageing potential, is soaring to new heights with its elegant Sauvignon Blanc 2010 served to Business Class passengers of Swiss International Airlines.
Described in the on-air menu as “a wonderful, refreshing white wine from South Africa” and “one of the best Sauvignon Blancs of the country”, the Sauvignon Blanc 2010 has a vibrant intensity and uplifting aromas of ripe guava and gooseberry, nectarine, mango and floral notes of elder, gooseberry and wild fennel. The wine has elegant line and length; refined, fleshy yet focussed and refreshing, perfect on its own or served with salmon or veal.
“This is our second wine to include a notable component of Sèmillon (13%) in the perfectly proportioned blend and is a prime example of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc wines that benefit dramatically from bottle ageing before release. Sèmillon adds a wonderful richness to the mouthfeel of the wine and lends additional capacity for ageing,” says Constantia Glen winemaker Justin van Wyk.
Wine lovers that are not planning a flight any time soon can visit the beautiful Constantia Glen wine estate where the Sauvignon Blanc 2010 sells at the cellar door for R100. It is available at boutique wine shops and fine dining restaurants as well.
Constantia Glen is open daily from 10h00 till 17h00 on week days and from 10h00 till 16h00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main road. Call 021 795 5639, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.constantiaglen.com for further information. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.