South Africa

1999 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 500ml

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Winemakers Note

Vin de Constance, a MUST HAVE in any winelover's cellar Dating back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with views across False Bay. The 146-hectare estate originally formed part of Constantia, the vast property established by the first governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, who chose the valley not only for its beauty, but also for its decomposed granite soils on slopes gently cooled by ocean breezes. The perfect location for cool climate wines, Klein Constantia produces some of South Africa’s top wines, including one of the world’s best natural sweet wines, Vin de Constance. This wine has always been popular among the greatest writers and politicians: Napoléon 1st had some bottles delivered weekly at Saint-Hélène during his exile, Charles Baudelaire mentionned it in its famous Les Fleurs du Mal , it was appreciated by Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, the King of England George IV and the Queen Elizabeth II, but also Goerges Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, Nelson Mandela and so on. Vin de Constance elixir is placed in its iconic bottle with its unique and particular form redesigned by an Italian designer to look alike the original bottle while adding it a touch of modernity. Since then, the design has been registered and globally protected, which emphasizes the uniqueness of Vin de Constance. As a tribute to this immense history, the bottle will be adorned with a new packaging from the 2019 vintage . More refined, this new label is a reminiscence of the old one, with a modern touch that anchors the estate in the present.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024

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