Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2015 - 500ml

£54.00

The Western Cape is considered one of the jewels in the crown of the New World, a rising star of wine producing regions. Take Vin de Constance for example, this...
The Western Cape is considered one of the jewels in the crown of the New World, a rising star of wine producing regions. Take Vin de Constance for example, this exemplary dessert wine has garnered the approbation of contemporary icons such as Alexandre Dumas and Jane Austin!

“Wait, they weren’t on Love Island, they we’re 19th century authors, I thought you said this was from the New World?” Well spotted, we like to consider South Africa a bit of a bridge between the new and old wine worlds; although there’s huge freedom for winemakers, the country also has nearly 500 years of experience behind the industry. Vin de Constance has actually been one of the world’s most revered sweet wines since 1685, such was its acclaim that Napoleon Bonaparte reportedly got through a bottle a day whilst in exile on Elba! Say what you like about Napoleon but that little guy knew his wine!
In 1685 Constantia was established by Simon Van der Stel as a growing region between False Bay and Hout Bay. Van der Stel planted the first Muscat de Frontignan grapes in the Constantia Valley, thus beginning the legacy of the famous sweet wine of Constantia, best known today as Vin de Constance. Early fame was established by Napoleon Bonaparte reportedly drinking a bottle a day whilst in exile in Elba. The wine has also been referred to in the books of Jane Austen and Alexandre and Dumas.

The new era for Klein Constantia’s 146-hectare Estate began in 1986, when production of sweet Muscat de Frontignan wine – now known as Vin de Constance – was revived. Alongside this iconic wine, a range of elegant Estate wines are produced, with a particular focus on the variations of Sauvignon Blanc which can be achieved from differing parcels of vineyard.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
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Standard

£4.95

FREE

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Next Day £6.95

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Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

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Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.