INTRODUCING “THE PHOENIX”, KRONE’S PRESTIGE CUVÉE
Krone, located at Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate (TJ) in Tulbagh and synonymous with the production of benchmark Méthode Cap Classiques from the classic Champagne varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, have released The Phoenix Prestige Cuvée.
Named after the legendary solar bird that is cyclically reborn or regenerated as a symbol of eternal life, The Phoenix Prestige Cuvée celebrates the renewed energy at the centuries-old Twee Jonge Gezellen, as the renovation of this historic property continues.
KRONE “THE PHOENIX” PRESTIGE CUVÉE
“The Phoenix” is an assemblage of the best of three vintages (2004, 2005 and 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 minimum of ten years on the lees further enhances the complexity and creaminess of the wine.
Elegant and complex, the nose offers the scent of yellow blossoms, ripe peach and classic biscuity notes. The palate shows fresh apple and lemon cream flavours whilst the mousse is fine yet persistent. The finish has an underlying zesty freshness and a satisfying creaminess which stems from extended lees contact.
Food suggestions: Ideal on its own but also delicious with mushroom risotto, crayfish with orange butter, duck breast and scrambled eggs.
Packaging: This prestige cuvee, packaged in a distinctive jet black bottle with matching box, welcomes you to a world of luxury and elegance.
Retail price: The Phoenix is available nationally at fine wine retailers at ±R280 per bottle.
Krone Méthode Cap Classique is created on the historical Twee Jonge Gezellen farm in the picturesque town of Tulbagh. The grapes are night harvested in the beautiful Tulbagh valley, flanked by rugged mountains. The vineyards reach up the east-facing slopes of the Saron Peak, while the underground cellar lies at the foot of the mountains. Krone pride themselves on combining traditional techniques and innovative practices to ensure that they produce the finest sparkling and still wines using Chardonnay and Pinot grapes.
Purchase online at www.vinimark.co.za.