The arrival of Friday usually brings grounds for celebration, but this week Groot Constantia wine Estate has even more reason for festivities and is saying cheers with a chilled glass of their 2017 Method Cap Classique Brut Rosé, which has just won Gold at the 2019 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge.
Held annually since 2002, the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge is South Africa’s leading awards event which honours the country’s top Méthode Cap Classique wines and is the only competition committed exclusively to MCC’s.
Groot Constantia, which is the oldest wine producing Estate in South Africa, with an uninterrupted history of wine production that stretches back 334 years, dominated the competition’s Rosé Category with their 2017 Method Cap Classique Brut Rosé.
“We are very excited about this accolade for our MCC which is made with 90% Pinot noir grapes and 10% Chardonnay grapes,” explains Boela Gerber, winemaker for Groot Constantia. “Our MCC has a delicate salmon pink colour and is the perfect way to enjoy some bubbly – whatever your reason.”
Groot Constantia is a small volume wine Estate that produces limited quantities of hand crafted classic estate wines which continue to win accolades – achieving over 100 top awards in the past 10 years alone. For more information visit www.grootconstantia.co.za or connect with Groot Constantia via social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @GrootConstantia.
About Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine-producing farm – in existence for 334 years this year. Wine has been produced on the estate without interruption since 1685 when Commander Simon van der Stel of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was originally granted the land on which Groot Constantia stands.
It has changed hands many times over the centuries and now Groot Constantia is a Provincial Heritage Site and a living museum with the task of preserving the history and cultural legacy of the South African wine industry for the people of South Africa. The current owners of the estate, the Groot Constantia Trust, a non-profit company, has ensured that Groot Constantia is beautifully maintained and operated to the highest standards – delivering a top-quality experience to visitors.
Groot Constantia’s wines have collectively won well over 100 top awards in the past 10 years alone.
This is the only wine farm that is a member of the Big Six tourist destinations in Cape Town. The other members include Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch and Cape Point.