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Twelfth-generation South African winemaker, Matthew Krone, has been producing Méthode Cap Classique (traditional method sparkling wines from South Africa) for 14 years. We were first drawn to his winemaking talent through his work at Foxwood Vineyards, producing utterly delicious Chenin Blanc and Shiraz, but his skill in the sparkling arena is clear with his new, once-in-four-year sparkling project, bearing his (and his daughter’s) name, Alexandra de la Marque Krone. Only 6,000 bottles were made of the first vintage, 2010.
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Made from a classic blend of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir this South African sparkler was named after winemaker Matthew Krone’s daughter Alexandra. Released on the Leap Year Day, Matthew plans to release a new vintage just every four years. Only a very limited number of bottles were produced and after the wine had completed its second fermentation, it was left to rest on its lees for five years. The result is a very elegant sparkling wine. With tiny bubbles and delicate aromas of white peach, the palate is less muted with hints of crisp green apples and refreshing notes of lemons and lime. Elegant and bone dry, this is one to try alongside a plate of fresh tuna sashimi or simply as an aperitif accompanied with smoked salmon canapés.
Bottle 6 x 75cl15cs