Buitenverwachting Christine

Description

This beautiful blend expresses wonderful aromas of blackberry, vanilla and chocolate on the nose, with perfect harmony between power and finesse on the palate. Here we see lots of rich black fruits such as blackcurrant and black cherry, with hints of dark chocolate. Velvety fruit density and subtle spice, with finely grained tannins, make this is a premium wine, without a premium price tag.
Buitenverwachting owner, Lars Maack (a truly great man), honours his mother, Christine, with this flagship Bordeaux-styled red wine blend, which has been aged for 24 months in 100% new French Oak.

Extra Notes

This beautiful farm on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg and barely 12km from False Bay, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa.

Imbued with a sense of history, the Mueller family has retraced the roots of Buitenverwachting. The farm was lovingly restored to its former glory while extensive planting of the most selected of cultivars was initiated. The result was a maiden grape harvest of 100 tonnes - the first harvest the farm had seen in 30 years. An historic achievement that lived up to its name: Buitenverwachting - "Beyond Expectation".

Producer

Buitenverwachting

Country

South Africa

Region

Constantia

Grapes

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Type

Rich & Complex

Closure

Cork

Colour

Red

ABV

14%

£23.75

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Tastes & Tones

Light & Fruity
.
Rich & Full
Fine Tannins
.
Firm Tannins
Fun & Easy
.
Complex

Perfect with...

steak
lamb

Region

Constantia

Constantia is a historic wine-growing area in the southern suburbs of Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa. In the 18th and 19th Centuries, the area was famed for its legendary dessert wine Vin de Constance. Nowadays, Constantia is known for premium cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc and Bordeaux Blend wines, along with the modern dessert wines made from Muscat Blanc .