Synonymous with the production of benchmark Méthode Cap Classiques, Krone has launched the Krone Night Nectar 2011 Demi-sec Cap Classique…..I had the pleasure of trying it out and thought it is something you might be interested in knowing about and subsequently enjoy…
Located at Twee JongeGezellen Estate (TJ) in the picturesque town of Tulbagh, Krone has a long tradition of the fine art of blending the classic Champagne varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Having perfected this skill, Krone is now launching the slightly sweeter Krone Night Nectar.
The Krone Night Nectar is a sophisticated Cap Classique which is charmingly drinkable, fruity and generous with a satisfying touch of sweetness. This bottle-fermented and lees-matured sparkling wine, blend of the traditional Champagne varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is named in honour of the once practised Krone tradition of night harvesting. It has a creamy, fine mousse and shows expressive aromas of baked golden apples and almonds.
Although this is a slightly sweeter Cap Classique, Demi-sec meaning ‘half-dry’, the touch of sweetness is beautifully balanced with refreshing acidity, making it a versatile food-friendly wine: a perfect match for richer, creamier savoury dishes or foods that have a slight edge of sweetness to them e.g. desserts like baked lemon tart, apple strudel, pannacotta or just plain cheesecake will make a match.
The Kone Night Nectar (see image below) will be widely available nationally, from early September 2014, in select liquor retailers and grocers. It will retail at around R110 per bottle. Be on the lookout for it, it’s worth a try!
Featured image: Stephen de Beer and John Ford tasting the Krone Night Nectar Demi-Sec Cap Classique at the Vinimark & Wine Worx Trade and Media Wine Fair 2014.