Krone Borealis Cuvée Brut 2020

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Platter Review: 4*

Iridescent pale gold. Oyster shell and sea-breeze aromatics on entry lead to bright green orchard ap- ples, white blossoms, lemon flesh and a treacle hit of salted caramel. The Borealis presents deft and athletic on the palate with a creamy, fine-textured mousse. Yellow apples, kumquat and naartjie evolve with a touch of lemon meringue framing an iodine core; taut and true to 2019’s growing conditions, the acid- ity is firm and cleansing, revealing white ginger root on the finish.

Legend records that Bacchus, God of Wine in Greek mythology, fell in love with Ariadne, daughter of the King of Crete. In order to uplift her spirits and prove his love to her, he threw her golden crown, a circlet of gems, into the heavens where it remained to shine forever as the dainty constellation of stars called CORONA BOREALIS. Corona means crown, as does Krone – hence KRONE BOREALIS a little poetic licence used to describe this Méthode Cap Classique being full of ‘stars.

Food Pairing
Our flagship Cap Classique evokes a sense of discovery in dining—in a pure and simple way; such as mussels steamed open with seawater; with its distinct line of salinity, the Borealis elevates the oceanic. Minerals and earth; salt-baked; creamy por- cini risotto. Simmering comforts of braising chicken, texture and spice.

Grape 
Traditional grape varieties (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) are harvested in the cool of the night. Only the free-run juice is used for this MCC product - ± the first 500 litres per ton. Krone Borealis is bottle-fermented and then matures on the lees in the underground cellars.

The Estate
Vintage-only Krone Méthode Cap Classique is a collection proudly created at the fusion of heritage and innovation. Twee Jonge Gezellen farm in Tulbagh is the home of Krone MCC.

Alcohol: 11.47 % vol



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