CONSTANTIA NECTAR

An elixir of other-wordly design and imbuing immortality to those who drank of it was, by Greek mythological proportions, the Nectar of the Gods.

Constantia Nectar may not bestow everlasting life, but it is certainly out of this world! This natural sweet wine is made from Muscat de Frontignan grapes, the world renowned grape variety which grows particularly well in the Constantia Valley, are meticulously cultivated on the Huis-In-Bos, owned by Peter Rawbone-Viljoen.

Boasting close on three hectares of prime grape growing earth, this micro wine farm prides itself in growing some of the most sought after Muscat de Frontignan in the region. Resident winemaker Teddy Hall, of Rudera and De Morgenzon fame, who has a gift for producing top end dessert wines.

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OUR WINE

 

CONSTANTIA NECTAR
2009

DESCRIPTION

Dense and delicious wine filled with Muscat aromas, pine resin, mint and spice. The palate is sweet but still fresh with a lovely balance between sweetness and acidity.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc: 11.9%
TA: 7.6 g/ℓ
RS: 114 g/ℓ
pH:: 3.01

MATURATION

24 months in French oak barrels.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

 Saffron infused ice cream with a pear tart, white chocolate, cheesecake, apricots and Cornish Blue cheese. Pairs well with spicy food.

 

CONSTANTIA NECTAR
2010

DESCRIPTION

Full bodied delicious wine filled with Muscat aromas, fynbos, pine needles, oranges, grapefruit and spice. The palate is sweet but still fresh with a lovely balance between sweetness and acidity.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc: 12.0%
TA: 7.4 g/ℓ
RS: 117 g/ℓ
pH:: 3.03

MATURATION

24 months in French oak barrels.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

Saffron infused ice cream with raspberry/blueberry fruit tart, apple pie, Camembert cheese, Corning Blue cheese and dark or white chocolate. Also pairs well with spicy food.

Constantia Nectar is a rare natural sweet wine from Muscat de Frontignan grapes. Originally only two vintages were ever produced, the 2009 & 2010, since then the high-demand Huis-In-Bos cultivars were purchased by neighbouring estates for their natural sweet wines. In 2016 a third vintage was produced from a portion of the harvest and we have been producing a new vintage each year ever since.

Constantia Nectar is tastefully bottled in individually kiln-fired ceramic clay bottles - a take on how the earliest wines were aged, dating back to 3,100 BC. The Anthony Lane designed label features the Australian Lyrebird, capable of mimicking almost any sound known to man. The significance here comes from the Huis-In-Bos owner and former audio engineer, Peter Rawbone-Viljoen's (brother of Anthony Rawbone-Viljoen, owner of Oak Valley in Elgin) interest in all things musical. The property also boasts one of South Africa's top music production recording studios from which we serenade the vines regularly.

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OUR TEAM

TEDDY HALL

WINE MAKER
"Quality and complexity are what Teddy looks for, in both the wines he makes and those he drinks, doing both with great dedication and attention to detail. Four time victor in South Africa's Chenin Blanc Challenge (2001, 2002, 2004 & 2005) and Diners Club Winemaker of the Year, Teddy Hall is the indisputable Chenin Blanc Champion." - capewinemakersguild.com

KEVIN WATT

VITICULTURIST
"Kevin is one of the leading viticulturists in South Africa. He practically lives the vineyard and has inexhaustible new-world wine knowledge and experience, having cultivated many award winning South African wines. His commitment and personal involvement from the outset makes him an irreplaceable asset" - corderwines.co.za

IMRAN ARNOLDS

FORMAN & CO-WORKERS
Imran (left of picture) knows and has worked in the vineyards for many years. Reporting directly to Kevin Watt, he is in charge of the farm’s vineyard team and is actively involved in managing the vineyards.

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Constantia Fresh 2018

Local produce, gourmet canapés and over 200 wines are ripe for the picking at this popular annual event. The fresh green lawns of Buitenverwachting Wine Estate is where you’ll find foodies and wine enthusiasts on Saturday, 24 February 2018 for the eigth annual Constantia Fresh Fine Wine & Food Festival. Over 200 wines will be […]

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