Groot Constantia, Pinotage 2014, Constantia, South Africa

Country: South Africa

Colour / Style: Red

Advent Calendar Day: December 14th

Groot Constantia is a historic wine producer based in the South African region of Constantia, known as the historic wine-growing area based in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. This area is famous for its fabulous dessert wine, Vin de Constance.

The vineyards sit to the east of Table Mountain and enjoy a maritime climate thanks to the estate’s location near False Bay on the Cape Peninsula.

A rich cool climate Pinotage with a deep, dark red colour. Fresh fruits like juicy plums, cherries and black currant follow through on the palate to finish with a soft spicy aftertaste. A very sociable wine to have, especially with food.

Food matching ideas for Groot Constantia include:

· Beef casserole
· Springbok fillets with peppercorn sauce
· Slow-roasted leg of lamb