Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2019

Tasting Notes

Winery: Constantia Uitsig
Varietal: Semillon
SKU: CONSEM2019 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2019



4 ½ Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Lime-fresh 19 (94 pts) tasted alongside suave 18 (93 pts), latter with orange marmalade intensity & savoury, nutty nuances emerging. The younger wine, still subdued, has slightly lighter oaking (10 months, 10 new) & lower alcohol (13% vs 14%), promises similar complexity, greater elegance.

93 pts Tim Atkin MW 2020

Constantia Uitsig has long made one of the best Semillons in Constantia and continues to do so under Danna de Jongh. Herbal, leesy and deftly wooded in larger 10% new barrels, this has notes of lanolin and chamomile, subtle spice and a long zesty conclusion. 2021-26

Winemaker Notes

This complex barrel-fermented wine was aged for seven months on the lees in French oak. Clean herbal and lime aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with balanced acidity providing structure and longevity.

Full phenolic ripeness is achieved before harvesting. Grapes are hand harvested, crushed, destemmed, and left on the skins overnight for maximum thiol extraction. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled French oak barrels. The wines are matured for another 7 months in barrel before final blending and bottling.

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