Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve 1996

The flagship of the estate. It is made from the classic Bordeaux varieties. A Cabernet Sauvignon (62%) blended with Cabernet Franc (19%) and Merlot (19%). However this need not also be the case. The estate’s objective is to use the very best of the red varieties in a particular vintage for the Gouverneurs Reserve. It is an elegant wine with a berry nose and complexity of flavor well interwoven with wood character, with a mixture of nutty, peppery and fruit flavors.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
winemaker : Bob de Villiers
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.00 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.74  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  

AWARDS
First released in 1986 and since then it has received either Double Gold or Gold Veritas awards in certain years. Received Double Gold in the 1998 Veritas Awards.

ageing : The wine will develop with great distinction. Buy now for the year 2000.

in the vineyard : Grapes come from selected vineyards.

in the cellar : Extended maturation on the skins one to two weeks. Matured for 16 months in a 100% new, small French Oak barrels (225 and 300 liter barrels).

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