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Autumn Wines

They say a glass of wine a day really DOES keep the doctor away, so we’ve rounded up three delicious wines you should try.

An elegant Bordeaux-style white

If you’re looking for a fine wine this month, you won’t do much better than the newly released Constantia Glen TWO 2019, an elegant, white Bordeaux-style blend from the top tier, family owned Constantia boutique wine estate.

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This vintage has already garnered rave reviews from leading local and international wine commentators.  And no wonder. It’s a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (67 percent), which lends acidity and backbone, and Sémillon (33per cent) which contributes to the waxy weight, richness and texture.  Winemaker Justin van Wyk suggests pairing this with dishes like grilled Kingklip with salsa verde, or lightly seared green asparagus and buffalo mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto. It would also be great with oak-smoked trout with dill & lemon crème fraiche and a cucumber pickle. Constantia Glen TWO 2019 is available at a cellar door price of R290, buy online at constantiaglen.com

Stylish debut of stunning Steenberg Sauvignon

The first Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc crafted by Cellarmaster Elunda Basson has stepped out in style with a refined new look.

“With the 2020 vintage I am finally able to share my first Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc sporting a brand new elegant look, and I could not be happier. Our terroir inspires me every day to create the best wine possible to share with wine lovers. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do,” says Elunda.

The vibrant Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2020, and the more nuanced Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2019, are the first of this estate’s wines to show off their  new sophisticated labels that give prominence to the wine farm’s iconic swan.

The zesty Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc  has a seductive bouquet of fresh Cape gooseberries, nettles, capsicum and white blossom, and is all  grapefruit zest and elderflower while maintaining a distinctive mineral core.

On the other side of the spectrum is the beautifully textured, lightly wooded Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc … rich and alluring, elegant and comforting … an ideal choice for enjoying on cooler days. Elderflower –  the hallmark of top tier Constantia white wines – fresh asparagus and Cape gooseberry marry on the nose and palate enlivened by hints of capsicum, nasturtium and lime.

R145 and R170 respectively, from steenbergfarm.com.

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