3 minutes with…Hans Astrom, Vice Chairman & Shareholder, Klein Constantia

https://www.kleinconstantia.com/


1. What is your wine mission?


A. As the legend the late Peter Lehmann used to say: there are only three important things in wine ; quality , quality and quality.



2. Next big thing in wine?


A. The transition from glass to a new alternative bottle.



3. Your ‘go to’ glass after a hard day?


A. A light and vibrantly crisp white wine.



4. Music paradise?


A. I love powerful female voices.


5. Preferred colour?


A. Fuchsia.



6. Favourite film?


A. Casablanca




7. Fondest vintage?


A. Still to have, every new vintage experience is a journey of learning and discovery.




8. Oak or stainless steel?


A. Oak but… know how to handle it!




9. Best place to eat?


A. Italy




10. Food and wine matching purgatory?


A. Trying to match Vin De Constance with a powerful chocolate dish



11. Guilty food and wine match?


A. A lovely, chilled Muscadet with Gillardeau Oysters




12. Favourite wine writer (apart from yourself)?


A. Joanne Gibson and her reports on South African wine history




13. Wine ‘fad’ irritation?


A. Orange wine hipsters that are skimming the wave



14. Most delicious cheese?


A. Comte Extra Vieux



15. Inspiring novel?


A. All the classics we used to read as kids, Alexander Dumas and others



16. Damascene wine moment?


A ½ btl of 1947 Clos du Lambray shared with Jean Michel Lafond in April 1986, a complete eyeopener moment that was followed by many….



17. Most beautiful vineyard in the world?


A. Almost all great vineyards around the world have something special, although some are more special than others, Barolo is one.



18. Ideal last sip?


A. Bollinger RD




19. Next place to visit?


A. Etna




20. Best advice?


A. Never stop, school is open every day throughout life.









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