Buy now! SA’s best Bordeaux-style white blends available from Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar, our preferred wine merchant, has the following top-performing wines from the RisCura White Hot Wine Awards available for purchase: Tokara Director’s Reserve 2014 – 94 points Price: R260 Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista White 2014 – 93 points Price: R155 Gabriëlskloof Magdalena The Landscape Series 2015 – 87 points Price: R240

September 8, 2016
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Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2011 vs Constantia White 2011

When I reviewed the 2011 vintages of both the single-variety Semillon and the white blend from Constantia Uitsig for the 2013 edition of Platter’s, I rated the former 3½ Stars but added the qualification “typically requiring a few years to unfold” and the latter 4½ Stars. How are these two wines looking five years on […]

February 15, 2016
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Top three wines of January 2016

Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of the last month: Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2013 – 95 (read original post here) Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2014 – 94 (read original post here) Vergelegen Reserve Semillon 2014 – 94 (read original post here)

February 1, 2016
by Christian
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Rousseau Sacharia Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2015

It’s no secret that after Pieter Erasmus, CEO of retail group Pepkor, acquired Constantia Uitsig at the end of 2013, he undertook a clean sweep including a complete staff overhaul. Former viticulturist and winemaker André Rousseau managed to buy some of the property’s Sauvignon Blanc from the 2015 harvest on his way out and set […]

December 11, 2015
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Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2014

Recently departed from Constantia Uitsig after 16 years of service, viticulturist and winemaker André Rousseau certainly went out with a bang, both his white blend and Semillon from the 2014 vintage being rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2016. The white blend is not yet released, but the Semillon (R145 a bottle) is very fine indeed. […]

December 9, 2015
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RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the third annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 30 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 21 South African producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind tasting. The 2011 vintage from renowned Pessac-Léognan producer Domaine de Chevalier was included […]

September 2, 2015
by Christian
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Interview: André Rousseau of Constantia Uitsig

From the February issue of Business Day WANTED: André Rousseau, 48, started as viticulturist at Constantia Uitsig in 1997 and became involved in the actual winemaking from 2003. You started at Constantia Uitsig in 1997. What do you know now that you wish you’d known then? The key to wine quality wine lies in the […]

February 9, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Constantia Uitsig Brut 2006 – 2009

Constantia Uitsig, complete with country hotel, various restaurants, vineyards and, of course, a cricket oval is on the market for R175 million (a bargain given that Klein Constantia reportedly went for R200 million when self-made billionaire Zdenek Bakala and business associate Charles Harman bought it in 2011). The official line is that process of due […]

October 7, 2013
by Christian
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