De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in the picturesque town of Calitzdorp, has secured the title as overall Champion Port in South Africa, for its De Krans Cape Tawny Port, at the Peter Schulz Port Challenge 2010, the biggest port competition of its kinds in South Africa. The same port was recently awarded a five-star rating by Wine Magazine, in addition to a five-star rating in the authoritative 2010 John Platter South African Wine Guide.
Coppery gold in colour, hence the name Tawny, the port is smooth on the palate with a coffee-toffee and nutty character. Highly recommended with brown onion soup, coffee and chocolates, the De Krans Cape Tawny Port retails for approximately R80.00 per bottle. Not to be outdone by its sibling, the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 1999 faired extremely well in the Museum category of the Peter Schulz Port Challenge 2010. This 1999 vintage has dense aromas of prunes, spice and tobacco with a fleshy, chewy mouthful of flavours, and can be purchased directly from the cellar at ......per bottle.
Savour this premium port during the cold winter months, on its own, or serve with stronger cheeses. For more information on these or any other ports and wines in the De Krans range, feel free to visit their website at www.dekrans.co.za, or contact Helet Viljoen or Bessie Barnado at the farm on 044 213 3314.