Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, Coastal Region, South Africa


Note: This is one of three wine and music matchings for this producer, Constantia Glen.

The 2008 Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc looks light and clean in the glass, but that is the only thing about this wine that can be described as light. The wine wafts an attractive bouquet of concentrated tropical and citrus notes. Nothing unexpected in terms of specific fragrances, but really intense without going overboard. And the taste picks it up another notch. The fruit is uncommonly concentrated with fruit, floral and finishes with an unexpected but well placed earthy finish. With exception of the finish, this wine does not try to do anything out of the ordinary, but just does an extraordinary job of packing the wine with vibrant fruit. Good stuff.

Musical Match: Earth, Wind and Fire’s ultra classic Let’s Move. From the high pitched chorus to the funky bass this song grooves and soars at the same time. This Constantia Glen 2008 Sauvignon Blanc plays in that fruity range, but keeps it real and well grounded with that earthy finish.

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