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Krone Rosé Cap Classique Cuvée Brut 2021

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South African sparkling wine from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut Cap Classique 2021 is fruity pink sparkling wine with fresh red berry flavours

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Wine Style

Champagne and Similar, Sparkling Wine & Champagne, Rosé Wine

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Wine Region



South Africa









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Krone Rosé Cap Classique 2021 is a South African champagne-style sparkling wine produced from champagne grapes, Pinot Noir (92%) and Chardonnay (8%). More detail coming soon but in brief this is zesty, pink sparkling wine that tastes of fresh red berries. As with their sparkling white wine, Krone Borealis, night harvesting and cold fermentation help to preserve the fresh fruit flavours of the grapes. Ageing on the lees for at least 12 months in an underground cellar and turning it by hand as is done in the champagne houses helps the wine develop a lovely creamy texture.


Cap Classique is the term used in South Africa for its sparkling wines produced using the champagne or traditional method i.e. a second alcoholic fermentation is undertaken in the bottle (rather than in a tank) to create the bubbles. Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut Cap Classique 2021 is produced on a 300-year-old estate called Twee Jonge Gezellen in Tulbagh, in the Western Cape area of South Africa. Krone only make Cap Classique wines and, with celebrated South African oenologist Rudiger Gretschel (who is also cellar master at Reyneke) in charge of the winemaking, Krone has made a name for itself as South Africa’s best-known Cap Classique producer. Krone focus on terroir and vintage meaning that their wines are not made to a “recipe”, consistent year on year, but reflect the particular characteristics of the single vineyard from which the grapes are picked and the particular vintage.


2021 was a vintage characterised by snow and sun and a large diurnal temperature range ensured fruity, light, fresh wine; 18 months ageing on lees gives the wine body and texture with a hint of biscuit.

How to Enjoy this Wine

Drink on its own or with canapés, smoked salmon, caviar, shellfish including lobster, fish, chicken, turkey and desserts especially fruit based desserts such as sorbet.


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


Serve at: 10 – 12°C

Producer's Notes

“Aromatics of crushed pink quartz, chalk, rose talc, hibiscus in bloom. An explosion of cherry blossoms, the light curling through. Crushed strawberries underfoot, a tension like the edge of innocence. Waves of strawberry and  cranberry freshness weave through the lifted palate along a seam of superfine bubbles; zest of blood orange and mandarin peel radiates toward the edges. The acidity is pure and structural, a hallmark of the high diurnal swings of the Tulbagh region and the cool 2021 vintage. A touch of earth, and creamy kiss of lees, before tapering into a liquid minerality and a dry, strawberry-hued finish.”

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