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.
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
Total Acid: 6.9g/L
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