Legend records that Bacchus, God of Wine in Greek mythology, fell in love with Ariadne, daughter of the King of Crete. In order to prove his love to her and to uplift her spirits, he threw his golden crown, a circlet of gems up into the heavens where it remained to shine forever as the dainty constellation of stars called the ‘Corona Borealis’. Corona means ‘Crown’ as does Krone – hence ‘Krone Borealis’; a little poetic licence used to describe this Méthode Cap Classique Sparkling Wine full of stars made from grapes harvested at night under the stars and nurtured by Nicky Krone of Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate. Krone Borealis in name and spirit encapsulates stars of love. Krone is Vintage-only Méthode Cap Classique, produced on Twee Jonge Gezellen wine estate in Tulbagh, South Africa. We believe that each vintage tells a story. Krone Méthode Cap Classique celebrates a unique moment in time and place; expressing our commitment to the vintage and the character of each harvest, selecting only the finest, most distinctive grapes. It’s a journey of discovery that sees each and every vintage borne.
Elegant, iridescent gold in colour. The bouquet shows bursts of elderflower and apple blossom intermingle with orange peel and crushed oyster shell. There’s a citrusy-tingle of baobab pods on palate entry, edged in that salinity so characteristic of the vintage. Taut, lean and fresh; kumquat and naartjie come to the fore evolving into salted caramel. The mousse is fine-beaded and toned, with a graceful trajectory into a tensile finish that promises to become more biscuity as it lingers.