(MCC) Vintage Méthode Cap Classique
90% Chardonnay 9% Pinot Noir 1% Pinot Blanc
Legend records that Bacchus, God of Wine in Greek mythology, fell in love with Ariadne, daughter of the King of Crete. In order to uplift her spirits and prove his love to her, he threw her golden crown, a circlet of gems, into the heavens where it remained to shine forever as the dainty constellation of stars
called CORONA BOREALIS. Corona means crown, as does Krone – hence KRONE BOREALIS a little poetic licence used to describe this Méthode Cap Classique being full of ‘stars.
Traditional grape varieties (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) are harvested in the cool of the night. Only the free-run juice is used for this MCC product - ± the first 500 litres per ton. Krone Borealis is bottle-fermented and then matures on the lees in the underground cellars.
Elegant, iridescent gold. Aromas of lemon and orange peel underscored by hints of minerality evoking crushed oyster shell and a light biscuity character. On palate entry, juicy pineapple, fresh yellow apple and salted caramel flavours come to the fore. The mousse is fine, persistent and mouth-coating with a refreshing, tensile finish.Download 750ml tasting notes Download 375ml tasting notes