A NIGHT OF INDULGENT ENTERTAINING WITH KRONE NIGHT NECTAR BLANC DE BLANCS

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Harnessing the innovation and craftsmanship that they are known for, Krone introduces a brand new Cap Classique to market. Night Nectar Blanc De Blancs is the first of its kind in South Africa; crafted at Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate and made exclusively from night-harvested Chardonnay in the nectar style. This luscious Cap Classique embodies the spirit of Krone and delivers a bold palate and complex bouquet created to pique your curiosity and engage your emotions.

Crafted under the Light of the Stars

The grapes for Night Nectar Blanc de Blancs are hand-harvested under the moonlit sky of the Tulbagh valley. It is naturally fermented in foudres and is then crafted in a classic bottle-fermented style.

It matures on the lees for up to 36-months in the cool of the Krone underground cellar. After which the final dosage is added, to be in perfect balance with the natural acidity of the Cap Classique, providing an elegant touch of richness.

Bold, vivacious and one of a kind  –  bring on the night.

Krone proudly adds the new Night Nectar Blanc De Blancs 2018 to their collection of Vintage-only Cap Classiques.

A Supreme Expression of Elegance & Indulgence

Bold, yet soft tasting notes of stony pale lemon and an aromatic intensity of baked yellow apples, orange zest, dessert peaches and cinnamon, intermingle with the spice of alpine herbs, sage and white blossom.

The complex bouquet shows swirls of dulce de leche and salty sea-spray, with touches of autumn leaf.

The palate has a gossamer-light creamy mousse and rounded mouthfeel, which envelops a core of pure, peachy fruit. A characteristic of the 2018 growing season, the bright, linear acidity is in balance with the subtle, elegant richness, allowing this fine Vintage-only Cap Classique to linger on the palate with a citrusy, nutty finish.


A Night of Indulgent Entertaining with Krone Night Nectar Blanc de Blancs

An elegant Cap Classique requires a menu to match. We create the ultimate menu for wining, dining and entertaining your crew, with a level of resplendence that goes above the ordinary.

Amuse Bouche

Fresh Oysters with Caviar, Pickled Ginger Vinaigrette & Citrus

Fresh Oysters with CaviarThe salinity that freshly shucked oysters naturally possess is the perfect opener to a rich meal; the briny purity cleanses the palate, preparing it for the feast to come. To enhance these beautiful molluscs, we’ve created a vinaigrette dressing with the natural piquant sweetness of pickled ginger juice as a base.

Chardonnay is hand-harvested under the light of the stars.

Fennel flowers add a subtle anise note, a grating of lemon zest brings a light nuance of citrus oil and the final pièce de résistance is a dollop of black lumpfish caviar, further enhancing the saltiness and balancing a perfectly seasoned mouthful. Excellent enjoyed in-between sips of Krone Night Nectar Blanc De Blancs 2018.

Get the recipe for these Fresh Oysters with Caviar & Pickled Ginger Vinaigrette


Start with Style

Scallops with Chorizo Butter

Scallops with KroneScallops are the epitome of an indulgent way to start a meal; their creamy texture and sweet buttery flavour is sought after by those in the know. They are surprisingly easy to prepare, and when plated beautifully, they elevate a meal from average to truly special.

Krone Vintage-only Cap Classique celebrates a moment in time and place, the unique hallmarks of every vintage.

To add a note of subtle heat to this dish we’ve caramelised chorizo until crispy and then used the chorizo oil, along with lashings of butter, to baste the scallops in the pan. We’ve served atop a bed of fluffy, buttery mashed potato and drizzled with the smokey paprika-infused chorizo butter. Simple, yet refined and elegant – the perfect partner to a glass of Krone Night Nectar Blanc De Blancs 2018.

Get the recipe for Scallops with Chorizo Butter


The Main Event

Crayfish with Mint & Dill Salsa Verde

Crayfish feastIf crayfish is not the ultimate way to celebrate lavishly, then what is? To respect this supreme seafood is to enjoy it mostly unadulterated; we’ve opted for a fresh and herbaceous mint and dill salsa verde, with hints of citrus for freshness. The natural sweetness of the crayfish is balanced by the herby salsa verde, making each mouthful a pleasure.

The complex bouquet of Krone Night Nectar Blanc De Blancs shows swirls of dulce de leche and salty sea-spray, with touches of autumn leaf.

Opt to serve out of the shell, or be bold and serve in the shell and add a pop of bright crimson to the table for dramatic flair. There simply isn’t a better accompaniment to this dish than a glass of Krone Night Nectar Blanc De Blancs 2018.

Get the recipe for Crayfish with Mint & Dill Salsa Verde


A Sweet & Sexy Ending

Billionaire Bars

billionaires barsSome say that dessert is the most important course of any meal, or is that just us? Move over Millionaire’s Shortbread, we’ve catapulted this already glamorous treat to the next level, creating these decidedly decadent Billionaire Bars. These are gold bars you can actually eat.

Bold, yet soft tasting notes of stony pale lemon and an aromatic intensity of baked yellow apples, orange zest, dessert peaches and cinnamon, intermingle with the spice of alpine herbs, sage and white blossom.

Buttery shortbread is swathed in unctuous caramel and topped with a layer of rich dark chocolate. If you needed another reason to top up your glass with Krone Night Nectar Blanc De Blancs, this is it.

Get the recipe for these Billionaire Bars

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