Buitenverwachting is a historic winery in the Constantia region of South Africa. Crafitng fine and elegant wines on some of the oldest soils to be found in a vineyard. Buitenverwachting, meaning ‘beyond expectation’, belongs to the Mueller family, who have lovingly restored both its buildings and its reputation for producing delicious wines.
Buitenverwachting’s Christine is a refined Bordeaux-style blend with rich, powerful red and black fruits, married with dark chocolate and tobacco. Grapes for this Bordeaux-inspired red from Buitenverwachting’s cool estate vineyards in Constantia, and the wine was aged for 24 months in second and third-fill French oak barrels, where it also underwent malolactic fermentation. An exquisite Bordeaux-like blend with rich red fruit characters reminiscent of ripe raspberry and blackcurrant, and undertones of dark chocolate and tobacco.