Twee Jonge Gezellen’s vineyards run up the eastern slopes of the Saronsberg Mountain. The mountain is also known as “the rainmaker” thanks to the rain-shadow effect created by the peak. Protected from the buffeting of the Cape’s summer South-Easter, the elevated vineyards are also raised from the heat of the valley floor and benefit from the cool air flow that descends the mountain slopes by night.
Ripening in Tulbagh occurs on average two weeks earlier than in the majority of the Western Cape’s wine regions. This allows the grapes to retain their natural acidity which is so important for the making of elegant Méthode Cap Classique. At Twee Jonge Gezellen, this has enabled us to create a house-style using malolactic fermentation – normally rare in the making of sparkling wines and MCC – which ensures richness of flavour without losing the fresh acidity which makes Krone MCC’s so special and sought-after.