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.
Krone Borealis Cap Classique 2019
Krone Vintage-Only Cap Classique is handcrafted in the traditional method on the 300-year-old Twee Jonge Gezellen wine estate in Tulbagh.
Yellow apples, kumquat and naartjie, a touch of lemon meringue frame an iodine core; taut and true to 2019’s growing conditions, the acidity is firm and cleansing. Evoking a sense of discovery in dining, in a pure and simple way, such as mussels steamed open with seawater, elevating the oceanic.
Traditional grape varieties (chardonnay and pinotnoir) are harvested in the cool of the night. Only the free-run juice is used for this Cap Classique: the first 500 litres per ton. Krone Borealis is bottlefermented and then matures on the lees in the underground cellar.