2016 marks the release of the first Krone R.D. (2001 vintage). R.D. means Recently Disgorged and highlights that the disgorgement of the wine from the yeast lees was deliberately delayed to just prior to the release of the bottle.

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Time

Time

An end and a beginning. A marking of time. The start of a journey.

Krone R.D celebrates the traditional method of selecting an outstanding vintage Champagne or Méthode Cap Classique and allowing it many years of maturation on the lees to allow richness, power and weight to evolve in the wine.

Patience

Patience

The alchemy of nature. An unfolding mystery. A quiet revolution.

The Krone R.D. 2001 spent 15 years on the lees before disgorgement and a low dosage added.

Finesse

Finesse

A magic elixir. The renaissance begins. A reawakening of the senses.

The result is a rare vintage Méthode Cap Classique offering great concentration coupled with a youthful vibrancy which ensures that this wine can be enjoyed on release or after further ageing.

Refinement

Refinement

The fruits of patience. The refinements of time. A statement of quality.

A complex nose with fresh aromas of green apple and lemon zest together with subtle notes of freshly baked pie crust. The palate is intense and complex offering baked apple, salted caramel, roasted nuts and a discreet note of honey. The mid-palate and finish show breadth as well as bright acidity making the wine perfect for enjoyment now and for a few years to come.

Reward

Reward

An incredible achievement for a 2001 vintage MCC.

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