Krone has launched the Krone Night Nectar 2011 Demi-sec Cap Classique. Located at Twee JongeGezellen Estate 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.
The Krone Night Nectar is a drinkable, fruity and generous Cap Classique with a touch of sweetness. This bottle-fermented and lees-matured sparkling wine, a 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. Refreshing lemon curd and subtle marzipan flavours fill the palate and linger on the aftertaste.
Although this is a slightly sweeter Cap Classique, Demi-sec meaning 'half dry', the touch of sweetness is balanced with refreshing acidity, making it a versatile food-friendly wine: a perfect match for richer, creamier savoury dishes – foie gras is a good example - or foods that have a slight edge of sweetness to them, for instance caramelisation, a fruit ingredient or sugar, as per many Asian recipes. Desserts like a baked lemon tart, apple strudel, panna cotta or just a plain cheesecake will make a fine match. Also delicious with red berries or blue cheese.
The Krone Night Nectar 2011, packaged with an eye-catching gold foil, will be widely available nationally, from early September, in select liquor retailers and grocers, and will retail for approximately R110 per bottle.