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.
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.
TA: 7.6 g/ℓ
RS: 114 g/ℓ
24 months in French oak barrels.
Saffron infused ice cream with a pear tart, white chocolate, cheesecake, apricots and Cornish Blue cheese. Pairs well with spicy food.
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.
TA: 7.4 g/ℓ
RS: 117 g/ℓ
24 months in French oak barrels.
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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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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Constantia Nectar 2009 is a natural sweet wine from Muscat de Frontignan grown on the property Huis in Bos, Teddy Hall responsible for vinification. Only two vintages were ever produced – the 2009 and 2010 – grapes subsequently purchased by Klein Constantia for Vin de Constance. The wine comes in individually kiln-fired ceramic bottles and […]