Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sunkissed Constantia Glen at Spring Sauvignon Blanc Festival Montecasino

Friday, 31 August – Sunday, 2 September 2012

Constantia Glen, the magnificently appointed boutique wine estate known for its superb cool climate Sauvignon Blancs with great ageing potential, will provide an elegant taste of the Constantia Valley at the Spring Sauvignon Blanc Festival at Montecasino held at the Pivot Courtyard from Friday, 31 August to Sunday, 2 September.

The Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2011 will be showcased alongside some of South Africa’s finest, offering a refreshing taste of Spring. Full and rich with abundant flavourconcentration that is beautifully balanced by crisp acidity and well-defined minerality, the Sauvignon Blanc 2011 is a classic Constantia wine with beautiful elegance and length. “A small portion of Semillon (10%) adds weighty texture and the mouth-coating richness is accentuated by the maturation of the wine on the lees for five months after fermentation,” says winemaker Justin van Wyk.

Cool climate Sauvignon Blanc wines benefit dramatically from bottle ageing before release and the Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc is a prime example of this phenomenon.

Tickets for the Spring Sauvignon Blanc Festival at Montecasino cost R120 and are available at Computicket or the Montecasino Box Office.

For more information on the festival, visit

Constantia Glen is open daily from 10h00 till 17h00 on week days and from 10h00 till 16h00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main road. Call 021-795 5639, e-mail or visit for further information. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.