Klein Constantia is back (and better than ever?)


(Jason Brandt Lewis) #1

South African producer Klein Constantia is “taking it to the next level” says winemaker Matthew Day “The key focus though is still on Vin de Constance and pushing for it to be mentioned in the same breath or even before wines like Château d’Yquem.” Also adding Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc…


#2

I have a bottle at home, but have never tried it. It’s a great story, although I’ve always heard that it not clear if the grapes they are using today are even the same variety as were used for the original Constance.


(Jason Brandt Lewis) #3

TTBOMK, it’s always been Muscat-based. The question is has it always been Muscat de Frontignan (aka Muscat blanc à petits grains) or was it Muscat of Alexandria, or both?