Sink your spoon into a rich bowl of classic French onion soup paired perfectly with Constantia Glen’s elegant Bordeaux-style red. Constantia Glen THREE 2017 is the perfect red wine to enjoy with this rich soup. It stands up particularly well to the intense beefiness loaded with savoury caramelised onions and enriched with hearty beef broth and red wine.
But if you don’t have a bottle of this wine at hand, any other Bordeaux-style red blend will do.
French Onion Soup
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1,5 kg white onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 litres homemade beef stock or good quality bought stock
1 cup red wine or sherry
French baguette slices
2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
Heat a heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Add the butter and oil.
Stir in the onions, cover and cook slowly for ± 15 minutes until translucent. Add the salt and sugar and stir. Increase to medium high heat.
Cook for 25 minutes, stirring frequently until dark brown in colour.
Remove from the heat and add the stock. Bring to a simmer and add the wine.
Simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
Taste for seasoning. Prepare melted gruyere toast and serve with the soup.
Enjoy this hearty meal with Constantia Glen THREE 2017 … or any other good Bordeaux-style red blend.