The Twee Jonge Gezellen estate became wine-producing in the 20th century and, in a continuation of the founding pioneer spirit, invented cold fermentation in the 1950’s.
A devastating earthquake rocked the region in 1969, effectively delaying the introduction of Krone Méthode Cap Classique by 20 years. The first Krone Borealis vintage (1987) was released in 1991 to much acclaim and a new generation of MCC’s was born.
The Krone range came to include a number of MCC’s – the definitively biscuity and creamy Krone Borealis Vintage Cuvée Brut, the pink-hued Krone Rosé Vintage Cuvée Brut, the special edition Nicolas Charles Marque 1 and the recent Krone Night Nectar – a demi-sec. This sweeter Cap Classique is perhaps closest in style to the early champagnes of France. Krone also produces a still wine in the Krone Chardonnay Pinot Noir allowing dedicated Krone enthusiasts the experience of these two grape varieties in a still blend with a twist.
A historical treasure, Twee Jonge Gezellen continues to delight its visitors into the 21st century.