Fiona Beckett of The Guardian (UK) has suggested that South Africa makes ‘some of the most appealing light dessert wines’. Beckett recommended SA’s sweet wines as a delectable (and more wallet-friendly) alternative to Sauternes, listing Rustenberg Straw Wine 2010 and Paul Cluver Late Harvest Riesling 2011 among her top picks.
‘And if you really want to push the boat out,’ she writes, ‘buy a bottle of the historic Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2007, a thrillingly intense wine.’
Paul Cluver Late Harvest Riesling 2011 and Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2007 are both available from Wine Cellar at R182 (half bottle) and R449 respectively. Email Pia@winecellar.co.za to order.