Krone The PhoenixNV

Krone The PhoenixNV

Krone Méthode Cap Classique

The Phoenix is a legendary solar bird that cyclically rises from the ashes as a symbol of eternal life. The renewed energy at Twee Jonge Gezellen as the renovation of this historic property continues, demanded the recognition in the form of a new release and in the symbolism of this mythical bird from which it takes its name.

The Making

Krone Méthode Cap Classique is created on the historical Twee Jonge Gezellen farm in Tulbagh. Our grapes are night harvested in the beautiful Tulbagh valley, flanked by rugged mountains. Our vineyards reach up the east-facing slopes of the Saron Peak, while our underground cellar lies at the foot of the mountains. We pride ourselves on combining traditional techniques and innovative practices to ensure that we produce the finest sparkling and still wines using Chardonnay and Pinot grapes.

This Special Release is an assemblage of the best of three vintages (2004, 2005, 2006) and produced in unique bottles imported from France. A multi-vintage wine or Cap Classique is a purposeful blending of cuvées from different years to achieve a superior house style. The maturation for a number of years on the lees further enhances the complexity of the wine.

This Cap Classique shows elegance and complexity. The nose offers the scent of yellow blossoms, ripe peach and classic biscuity notes. The palate shows fresh apple and lemon cream flavour whilst the mousse is fine yet persistent. The finish has an underlying zesty freshness and a satisfying creaminess which stems from extended lees contact.

Alcohol: 12% by vol

RS: 5g/L

ph: 3

Total Acid: 6.9g/L

Download 750ml tasting notes

Creating Krone MCC

Méthode Cap Classique is a South African term which refers to the creation of bottle-fermented sparkling wines by applying the French méthode champenoise. It’s a complex and time-consuming process but the end result is a world class bubbly.

Creating Krone MCC

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Saturdays|10am - 2pm

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We are closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.

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+27 (0) 23 230 0680
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday|10am - 4pm
Saturdays|10am - 2pm

We are closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.
Cellar Tours

Monday to Friday|11am - 4pm
or by appointment.

We are closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.
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