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Little Constantia

Famous winery in the South African wine sector Constantia (see the history there in detail). It was part of the governor's original Constantia farm Simon van der Stel (1639-1712). After his death, the property was divided into three parts Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia and Bergvliet (today Buitenverwachting ) disassembled and sold. In the 18th century, sweet wines in particular achieved cult status and were served at all European rulers. The decline of the property began around 1860 mildew and phylloxera, Production ceased at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1980 the owners Duggie and Lowell Jooste started again. The vineyards cover 72 hectares. You are with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Merlot and Shiraz ( Syrah ), as well as with the white varieties Muscat Frontignan ( Muscat Blanc ) Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon planted. Since 1986 the "Vin de Constance" has been producing a sweet, alcohol-strong wine that tries to build on the success of the legendary Constantia. It is read late, but not gespritet, Another top product is the red wine "Marlbrook" in Bordeaux style (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc). Every year over half a million bottles of wine are produced.

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