COULD THIS BE THE BEST VINTAGE EVER…
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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