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Klein Constantia dates to 1685, when Simon van der Stel, a commander of the Dutch East India Company was given the land. World leaders and figures of the 18th and 19th centuries ( (Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, Thomas Jefferson, etc.) were drinking the sweet Constantia wine from the vineyard. Trade constraints and phylloxera in the estate stopped production, but when the estate was purchased in the 1980s, the owners recovered the Vin de Constance recipe and planted a clone. The historic wine was revived in 1990 and has been sought after ever since. View current inventory: Collector Wines  Visit the winery …

A complex wine highlighting notes of raspberries, blackberries, and red fruits, followed by a lingering herbal finish. Great aging potential. WINEMAKER  Meyer Joubert WINERY  Joubert-Tradauw APPELLATION  W.O. Tradouw, South Africa GRAPE VARIETIES  50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc TERROIR  Karoo shale mixed with clay. Yields an average of 45.5 hectoliter/ ha VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION  Harvest started late March 2013 using sustainable methods. Pre-fermentation cold maceration at 8°C for three days. AGING  20 months in 300/500L of 30% new fill French oak barrels, the rest in third and fourth fill FOOD PAIRING  Perfect Compliments all types of meat dishes especially a rack of lamb, duck, goose, or …

“When authentic wines get personal” Xavier Flouret Wines is a carefully curated collection of some of the world’s finest boutique vintages. Flouret personally conducts a vigorous selection process, choosing only expertly made, wines that highlight their terroir for his premium portfolio. Respecting the tradition of craftmanship, Xavier Flouret reveals unique wines with a beautiful heritage. Today, the recognizable “X” can be found on 12 different wines, stemming from the best wine regions in 7 different countries. View all collection : Xavier Flouret Wines Visit the winery website: Xavier Flouret Wines