The living legend in a large bottle

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014 MAGNUM

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014 MAGNUM
  • KLE-912014
  • Perfect harmony between elegance, creamy structure and fruit
  • Has been dessert wine of the year 2017 by Tim Atkin
  • Excites wine lovers worldwide for hundreds of years
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

299.00€ 199.33€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

The Klein Constantia Vin de Constance has been popular for hundreds of years and inspired already...
The Klein Constantia Vin de Constance has been popular for hundreds of years and inspired already Napoleon with its shimmery golden colour in the glass. The Magnum bottle promises even greater enjoyment. The bouquet of the dessert wine gives off beautiful nuances of ginger and fresh nutmeg which are surrounded by citrus notes. On the palate, the full-bodied and fresh Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Magnum impresses with its wonderfully well rounded texture that makes for a great complexity. The elegant acidity structure is in perfect harmony with the creamy mouth feel and leads the great Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Magnum to its long, concentrated finish. The dessert wine made from the grape variety Muscat de Frontignan matured for three years in barrels of French and Hungarian oak as well as French acacia and for further six months in tanks. The noble dessert wine is defined by a high ageing potential when correctly stored. Gourmets can enjoy it right away with a delicious sweet dessert such as a chocolaty mousse or a small cake. But the dessert wine of the highest class is a true pleasure enjoyed on its own. A special wine like the Klein Constantia Vin de Constance also deserves a special packaging, therefore the dessert wine is available in a nice wooden box.

Awards

Jg. 2015
5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Gold, Robert Parker 94 Points, Tim Atkin 98 Points
Jg. 2014
5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 96 Points
Jg. 2011
Decanter Gold, International Wine Challenge Silver, Robert Parker 94 Points, Wine Spectator 95 Points
Jg. 2009
Decanter Gold, International Wine Challenge Silver, Robert Parker 94 Points, Wine Spectator 95 Points

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Name:
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014 MAGNUM
Article-No.:
KLE-912014
Grape Varieties:
Muscat de Frontignan
Vintage:
2014
Winery:
Klein Constantia
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Klein Constantia, 37 Klein Constantia Rd, 7806 Constantia, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
299.00€ / bottle à 1,5 l
Filling Quantity:
1,5 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
Acidity:
6,8 g/l
Residual Sugar:
166 g/l
Serve at:
8-12 °C
Best before:
2031
In the Cellar:
Matured for 3 years in French and Hungarian oak and French acaia.
Appellation:
Constantia
Allergen:
Sulphite

Klein Constantia has excited Wine Lovers for more than 300 Years

The winery Klein Constantia is one of the most mysterious wineries worldwide. It offers perfect, relatively cool climate conditions for wines of the highest quality with its location on the foot of the impressive Table Mountain. Excellent terroirs and careful cultivation give the grapes wonderful aromas and the winemakers of the estate Klein Constantia reveal the full potential of these delicious wines. In its history, Klein Constantia gained fame early on as the legendary Vin de Constance was famous well far beyond the borders of South Africa. After difficult times, it is now the best South African dessert wine of all times with 5 Stars by John Platter and 95 Parker Points. The declared aim of the winemakers and owners of Klein Constantia is to continue the 300-year-old success story of the winery with much passion and enthusiasm and to excite gourmets worldwide with unique wines.

The Vin de Constance

With the famous Vin de Constance, the winery Constantia made grand personalities, poets and gourmets from the 18th and 19th century swoon worldwide and it became truly widespread. Napoleon Bonaparte and Frederick the Great swore by this noble dessert wine and also the English Crown could not resist the high quality South African. The Vin de Constance found its way into the works of many authors. In 1811, it was the comforter for a broken heart in ‘Sense and Sensibility’ by Jane Austen. The myth surrounding this excellent delicacy is still present today: as soon as one of the rare bottles from back then is discovered in a cellar of one of the great European collectors, some connoisseurs give everything to try this wine that is sometimes 210 years old. Even after two centuries, the phenomenal Vin de Constance features fresh acidity and exquisite aromas.

An End with a new Beginning

Whenever gourmets talk about the grand time of the Constantia wines and especially about the indescribable Vin de Constance, they over and over again ask the question how it was possible that this legend came to an end. In the 19th century, South Africa was not immune to the phylloxera that affected almost all wine cultivation areas and brought the wine production worldwide to a standstill. Serious fungal diseases occurred prior to this severe loss and in Constantia, wine production basically completely stopped. The Constantia wines would have almost been lost, but a stroke of fate let the old business partners Duggie Jooste and Ian Austin meet at the airport of South Africa in 1980.
Ian Austin was the current owner of the winery Klein Constantia which degenerated more and more after the great crisis. He now desperately tried to sell the land. Duggie Jooste on his side could not believe his luck when he saw the mainly fallow fields that offered almost perfect conditions for the cultivation of premium vines. He made the daring decision to bring the best wine that had ever been created on the southern hemisphere back to the world. After long research and elaborate search of the right vines, the family Jooste could harvest the first grapes for the new Vin de Constance in 1986. After its four-year maturation time it was filled into old-fashioned bottles that were reminiscent of its origin. It came onto the market and was met with excited national as well as international feedback. The trademark of Klein Constantia finally captured the palates of all wine lovers again!