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Little Constantia

Famous winery in the South African winegrowing area Constantia (see 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 became the three parts Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia and Bergvliet (today Buitenverwachting ) disassembled and sold. In the 18th century, especially the sweet wines gained cult status and were served at all European dynasties. The decline of ownership began around 1860 by mildew and phylloxera, At the beginning of the 20th century, production ceased. In 1980, a new start was made by the owners Duggie and Lowell Jooste. The vineyards cover 72 hectares of vineyards. They are with the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Merlot and Shiraz ( Syrah ), and the white grape varieties Muscat Frontignan ( Muscat Blanc ) Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon planted. Since 1986, the "Vin de Constance" has been producing a sweet, high-alcohol wine, which tries to build on the success of the legendary Constantia. He is read late, but not gespritet, Another top product is the red wine "Marlbrook" in Bordeaux style (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc). Every year more than half a million bottles of wine are produced.

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