I recently received an invitation from the lovely Caroline and her ‘hubbie’ Alan, to the launch of Constantia Glens 2013 Rose wine. Being of sound body (sort of) and mind (who’s fooling who here Tony?) I accepted the very kind invitation, it would have been rude not to really, and last night was the night.!!
I have driven past Constantia Glen on many occasion but have not, I am ashamed to say, visited the Estate. What a mistake and extreme oversight that was on my part….WHY HAS NOBODY TOLD ME OF THIS GEM???
The location of Constantia Glen is absolutely stunning, perched high over the Constantia Valley with views to die for, reaching to False Bay on the right and over towards Hout Bay on the left. I must say that as we are now living in Constantia it would be very remiss of me not to try and find a suitable place to live in this particular area. If it takes grovelling to various Bank managers etc…….I can do that, trust me !!
I digress (nothing new there I hear you shout).The whole evening was put together by Gillian DeKock and a resounding success she made of it too. The caterers were first class and extremely professional. However the star of the show the 2013 Rose, containing no less than 5 varietals, is superb and I did my best to accept as much of the hospitality that was forced on me as I could…….whats a girl to do ??
Gus Allen, our amiable host who is the Corporate and Private Sales specialist was his usual charming and informative self. The Winemaker Justin Van Wyk, was I imagine, there but unfortunately I missed him. What an extremely talented young Man he surely is. Not only with the new Rose but the other wines on offer, his superb Red blend of 4 varietals is an absolute winner as is the Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend.
Constantia Glen wines are extremely well priced and, it goes without saying that I shall be ‘popping in’ very soon for a little tasting and to stock up the wine store, in case of emergency !!
Thanks ‘Guys’ for an excellent evening. we will return…………..TRUST ME!!
You may contact Constantia Glen Wines on their stunning website.www.constantiaglen.com