Vintage-only Krone Méthode Cap Classique is handcrafted on Twee Jonge Gezellen wine estate in Tulbagh. We bottle the spirit of the vines, the character of the vintage. Transient yet immutable. We follow the story of our terroir, so that every vintage is a true expression of the vineyard. Each year we look back to what the previous vintage has taught us, while at the same time we look forward to the story of the soil unfolding along with the new vintage. The historic Twee Jonge Gezellen farm in Tulbagh is the home of Krone, a collection of vintage-only, terroir-driven Méthode Cap Classiques made from the finest grapes.
Some things stay the same: traditional grape varieties (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) are night-harvested under the light of the stars. We have been night harvesting our grapes since the early 1980s. This method allows us to preserve grape quality and the delicate aromas and flavors, which we capture in the cool of the night, before the heat of the day. Krone MCC is then bottle-fermented on the lees and is matured in Africa’s oldest underground cellar: the site of much innovation and vision throughout its 300-year history.