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Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 50cl

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 50cl

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Klein Constantia Vin de Constance: A Taste of History, A Symphony of Sweetness

Introduction

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance is more than just a wine; it's a liquid embodiment of South Africa's rich winemaking heritage. This legendary sweet wine, once beloved by European royalty and praised by the likes of Napoleon and Jane Austen, offers a symphony of flavours that will tantalise your taste buds and linger in your memory long after the last sip.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Brilliant golden amber in the glass, hinting at the concentrated sweetness and complexity within.
  • Nose: Burst forth with aromas of candied orange peel, sun-dried apricots, honey, and a subtle touch of spice reminiscent of ginger and nutmeg. Hints of dried flowers and a subtle marmalade note add further intrigue.
  • Palate: The palate is a luxurious explosion of sweetness, yet balanced by vibrant acidity that prevents it from becoming cloying. Intense flavours of dried apricots, raisins, honeyed citrus, and roasted nuts unfold on the tongue. Subtle notes of vanilla, spice, and a hint of salinity add layers of complexity. The finish is incredibly long and satisfying, leaving a lingering taste of dried fruits and honey.

Food Matches

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance is versatile in its pairings despite its natural sweetness:

  • Desserts: Pairs exceptionally well with crème brûlée, tarte tatin, or rich fruit-based desserts.
  • Cheese: Enjoy alongside strong blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort for a delightful contrast of sweet and savoury.
  • Foie Gras: The wine's acidity cuts through the richness of foie gras, making for a truly indulgent combination.
  • Asian Cuisine: Surprisingly complements spicy, aromatic dishes, especially those with a touch of sweetness.

About Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

Made from Muscat de Frontignan grapes, this historic wine is meticulously crafted and boasts an incredible ageing potential.  Its unique flavour profile results from the cool climate of the Constantia wine region and a labour-intensive winemaking process, echoing the methods used centuries ago.

Conclusion

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance is a remarkable wine that showcases the pinnacle of South African sweet winemaking. Whether you're a seasoned wine lover or a curious novice, we encourage you to experience its seductive flavours.  We hope this tasting note has inspired you to discover its unique charm and find your perfect pairing!

 

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