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  • Delaille Raubenheimer

Every Queen deserves a Crown - Introducing Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut 2019

The Story

Established in 1710, a national monument with over 300 years of history, Twee Jonge Gezellen in Tulbagh is the treasured home of Krone, a collection of Vintage-Only, terroir-driven Cap Classiques handcrafted in the traditional method in Krone’s historic underground cellar from the finest most distinctive grapes. Family-owned, the Rands family purchased the farm in 2012. Brother and sister, Svend and Abigail are involved intimately in all aspects of the estate, from vineyard plantings to marketing. Cellarmaster Rudiger Gretschel leads the winemaking division, a renowned Cape winemaker he pours his considerable knowledge into both the viticulture as well as the vinification, working seamlessly alongside Cap Classique specialist and head winemaker Stephan de Beer.

In 2017 the historic estate was reimagined with the interior design being inspired by its rich heritage and original architecture. Today, after lengthy restoration, the farm is both redolent of its history as well as burgeoning with contemporary relevance. Taste Krone’s vintage Cap Classiques soaking up the majestic views of picturesque valley and the Winterhoek, Witzenberg and Obiqua Mountains.

The Wine

The making of vintage-only Krone Cap Classique is a commitment to the vintage showcasing the character of each harvest and celebrating a moment in time and place, the unique hallmarks of every vintage as directed by nature: from soil to vine to bottle. Each vintage tells a story. The Krone winemaking team channels the rain, the sun, the wind into structure, complexity and balance - and seals it all with a cork.

The latest release of the Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut (2019) consists of 92% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay. Gossamer pink in colour with aromatics of frais de bois, rosewater and crushed orange peel. It presents a well balanced acidity, mouth-coating mousse and lingering notes of toasted hazelnuts.

Food Pairing

Krone Cuvée Brut Rosé delights in food that favours honest expression, a simple picnic with slivers of charcuterie, crusty sourdough bread and ripe, melty Camembert. A tug-of-war between density and weightlessness, the structure lends itself to the refined too; from salmon with crispy skin crackling and wild black rice to rolled porchetta, and duck with cherries.

Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut 2019 is available for purchase at the estate, online and is widely available nationally at select liquor retailers and grocers.

Approximate Retail Price: R190.00 (750ml)

Tasting Room Opening Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

Twee Jonge Gezellen is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Contact Details:

Tel: 023 230 0680 · Email:


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