13 Jun 2022 | Constantia Wine Route
Constantia’s flagship white wine receives critical acclaim at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards 2022.
This year’s Decanter Awards, the largest and most influential wine competition in the world, saw a cumulative 20 awards presented to the estate’s within the Constantia valley, almost half of which went to Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc blends.
The oldest wine growing region in the country, Constantia has gained a reputation for their premium and age worthy Sauvignon Blanc. The winemakers, once again proving their penchant for the region’s exceptional expressions of this varietal by achieving these excellent results from these most highly regarded of Awards.
Leading the way is Constantia Glen’s Sauvignon Blanc 2021 – made by winemaker Justin van Wyk – which received a coveted Platinum award and earning the title of best South African Sauvignon Blanc in show, having been rated 97 points. While, winemaker Megan van der Merwe’s Beau Constantia Pierre 2021 (A sauvignon blanc/semillon blend) tooimpressed judges, receiving a 95 point rating, and a Gold award.
Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia and Steenberg all earned honours for their Sauvignon and Sauvignon blends, receiving seven awards between them. These together with another nod to van Wyk, for his Constantia Glen Two blend, rounds out the stunning display of the varietal’swins for the valley.
Also worth mention are the region’s two additional Golds: the famed dessert wine Vin de Constance which scored winemaker Matthew Day and Klein Constantia 96 points for the 2018 vintage, while Boela Gerber’s Groot Constantia Gouverneur’s Reserve Red 2018 scored 95.
The recognition and accolades from Decanter are indeed worthy additions to Constantia’salready spectacular trophy cabinet – especially when it comes to premium Sauvignon Blanc. Once again demonstrating that Constantia is most certainly Serious About Sauvignon.