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.
Salmon-pink in colour. A floral bouquet of rosewater meets the sweet-sour-salty scent of coastal sour figs. Fresh red fruits—pomegranates, cranberries—take centre stage on the full, soft palate, unfolding into candied orange and white-fleshed nectarine. The complexity is on show here, with pure fruit expressions. There’s a fragility and elegance to the Pinot Noir. The vibrant acidity is cushioned in a fine, creamy mousse, finishing with lingering notes of toasted hazelnuts.