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 award-winning natural sweet is solely made from white Muscat de Frontignan grapes, the world-renowned varietal having historically excelled in the Constantia region for centuries, are meticulously cultivated on Huis-In-Bos, owned by Peter Rawbone-Viljoen.
With close to three hectares of land under vine, this boutique wine farm prides itself in growing some of the most sought after Muscat de Frontignan in the region. Resident winemaker Sebastian Beaumont, of Beaumont Family Wines - Hope Marguerite fame, who has a gift and passion for producing top end dessert wines.
A rare natural sweet wine from premium Muscat de Frontignan grapes. Originally only two vintages were produced, the 2009 & 2010, since then the high-demand Huis-In-Bos cultivars were purchased by neighbouring estates. 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.
“Natural Sweet White muscat de Frontignan aged 2 years in old oak, minimum 2 years in showstopping 375ml bottle. Nectarine, apricot & fynbos honey notes, complex flavours & nicely judged 114 g/l sugar lifted by bright acidity. Charming & amazingly fresh for age."
Cathy Van Zyl, MW (Platter's Wine Guide, 2019)
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 Huis-In-Bos owner and former audio engineer, Peter Rawbone-Viljoens' interest in all things audio. The property is also home to one of South Africa's top music recording studio's from which we serenaded the vines regularly.