Klein Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

$22.49
Item No. 55879
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

A serious, generous wine that blends "new generation" fruit with a traditional drier Cape style. Matured in French oak barrels for two years. (In the late 1970's, Ross Gower was instrumental in bringing to South Africa a Cabernet Sauvignon clone that was first commercially planted at Klein Constantia, and has since transformed the Cape's Cabernet Sauvignon plantings).

Learn About Klein Constantia

While klein means small, Klein Constantia"s reputation is anything but. With its historic Cape Dutch homestead and breathtaking location, it has frequently been described as one of the world"s most beautiful vineyards. In 2002, Wine and Spirits Magazine named Klein Constantia among the Top 25 Vineyards of the World. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the sweet, luscious, and...

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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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Winemaker's Notes Grown on the warm, lower, north facing slopes of the Klein Constantia vineyards at 70 100m above sea ...
CVI208981_1997
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