VdC 2012: A Fresh New Direction
Following its memorable appearance on ITV’s The Wine Show, April saw the highly anticipated launch of the 2012 vintage of Vin de Constance, one of the world’s most lauded sweet wines. Vin de Constance 2012 is the first solo vintage for dynamic young Klein Constantia winemaker, Matthew Day. Made from 100% Muscat de Frontignan grapes which are all individually hand-picked, carefully sorted and perfectly aged in French and Hungarian oak for 28 months, the 2012 vintage has already gained 94 points from Neal Martin.
2012 Vin de Constance promises more floral notes than the previous 2011 vintage, along with intense honey and marmalade aromas which this wine has become so famous for. The launch was celebrated at Scott’s, Mayfair where the new 2012 VdC was tasting alongside some outstanding VdC back vintages, including 1995, 2007 and 2011.
“The 2012 vintage is a wine that jumps out of the glass, which is what I was hoping to achieve, and the sugar doesn’t stand out on the palate. One thing that does stand out is the balance between delicate perfumed freshness together with the evolved tertiary flavours.” – Matt Day, Klein Constantia Wine Maker