Constantia Fresh’ to be held on the 25th and 26th February 2011, is one of the first South African fine wine festivals to feature Sauvignon Blancs and white blends of the Constantia Valley alongside other regional and international producers. This year’s two day lifestyle festival will celebrate the distinctiveness and freshness of the ‘wild white’ grape, Sauvignon Blanc, and explore its role in the complexity of a blend.
New Focus on Blends
These festivities organised by Fine Wine Events, aims to uncover new opportunities for Sauvignon Blanc in its role in blending as well as how South African wines truly fairs in the international context. Organiser of the event, Pfützner said of the 2011 festival “Our first festival gave our guests a far better understanding on the ageability, versatility and food capability of Sauvignon Blanc. This year we have shifted the focus slightly to Sauvignon Blanc-based blends locally, regionally and from the home of Sauvignon blends, Bordeaux.
‘Constantia Fresh’ features a total of three palate-inspiring events taking place on the 25th and 26th February 2011 which is possible thanks to the support of the host region and participating Constantia producers namely Constantia Uitsig, Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia, Steenberg, Eagle’s Nest, Buitenverwachting and Constantia Glen. Pfützner has extended the invitation to the top South African Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc blend producers.