Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

Price: $14.99
Item No. 28050

Winemaker's Notes

100% Cabernet Sauvignon blended from different clones. The character of this complex variety is enhanced by wood maturation for 12 months in French Oak barrels of different fill; one third new wood, and two thirds second and third fill. This is a slightly lighter style wine with wafts of tobacco and spicy berries. It has easy fruit with gentle tannins.

Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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