The Constantia Glen flagship white blend has yet again stepped into the limelight with the 2016 vintage bringing home a gold medal from the 2017 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London.
Full of praise for the Constantia Glen TWO 2016, the judges described this Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend as a “ripe style” with a “rounded mid-palate and fresh vibrant acidity with clean long length”.
Now in its 34th year, the IWC is accepted as one of the world’s most meticulously judged wine competitions. With over 15 000 entries from around the world this year, every wine is assessed blind and judged for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage.
The IWC gold medal, which equates to a score of 95/100, is the latest international accolade to take pride of place in the Constantia Glen hall of fame. The Constantia Glen TWO 2016 also hit the spot for James Molesworth of Wine Spectator in the USA, who gave it a 91 point rating earlier this year.
The blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon was matured on the lees for six months in French oak barrels. “This vintage of the Constantia Glen TWO shows incredible intensity, fruit concentration and depth, but remains poised and elegant,” says Winemaker Justin van Wyk.
The award winning Constantia Glen TWO 2016 is available directly from the estate, as well as at fine dining restaurants and boutique wine shops.
Known for exceptional cool climate Bordeaux-style red and white wines, Constantia Glen is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10h00 until 17h00 and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10h00 until 20h00. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main Road.