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The 2022 harvest is now safely in the cellars, and having walked through the vineyards and chatted to many of our top winemakers, it would seem we’re in for a knock-out vintage. Perhaps, one of the best.

According to Constantia Glen winemaker, Justin Van Wyk:

“Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that generally struggles to bear large yields of grapes in a cool-climatic region such as Constantia, but this vintage we have had a fantastic crop of this variety in particular, both in terms of quality and quantity!

We had a similar experience with the Sauvignon Blanc vineyards too, so it was in fact a fruitful vintage for the sauvignon varieties of both white and red. The abundant harvest was a result of beautifully plump bunches that were typically 50% heavier than the past couple of years. This probably being a result of perfect conditions in the preceding winter, as well as optimal conditions during the flowering stage in the late Spring/early Summer of 2021 that gave rise to well-formed bunches.”

Indeed, all over the Cape’s wine regions, the quality of grapes this year was tremendous. Ripening conditions were optimal, and a long ripening season has allowed for more complex flavour development and excellent depth

“2022 was certainly a unique harvest,” adds Boela Gerber, Groot Constantia’s winemaker. “We had a cool growing season and a hot summer which has led to ripe, fruit-driven wines.”

According to Boela, Groot Constantia’s new vintage Sauvignon is looking particularly stellar. 

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