Bubbles for the festive season

What’s a festive party without bubbles?It’s really sad! We’ll be celebrating the season with a glass (or three) of the just released Krone 2016 vintage Cap Classiques from Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate in Tulbagh. There’s a Krone Borealis Vintage Cuvée Brut 2016 … 90 per cent Chardonnay, with nine per cent Pinot Noir and just a smidgen of Pinot Blanc. It has an elegant, iridescent golden hue and is delish with naked oysters, ricotta and roasted tomato bruschetta with pancetta and fire-roasted lemon-and black pepper chicken kebabs. For those who love all things pink, there’s a Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut 2016. A tribute to Pinot Noir, it’s a paradox of rich, berry fruit and refreshing, natural elegance, and is lovely with an old fashioned prawn and avocado cocktail with spiced lime wedges, or charcuterie board. The Krone Demi- Sec is probably the closest in style to the first famous sparkling wines of France a century ago, with just a touch of sweetness. Krone Night Nectar Demi-sec 2016 is pale lemon yellow, has scents of baked golden apples, pie crust and almonds and tastes of lemon drops and sweet yellow apples with subtle marzipan flavours … swoon! Drink it with a creamy, fragrant butter chicken curry, vanilla bean bundt cake or pistachio macarons. Krone Night Nectar Demi-sec Rosé 2016 is its pink sister … a subtle salmon blush with a spun sugar, raspberries and cranberries scent, and a taste that’s all strawberries and cream. Just lovely with prawns grilled on the coals or a strawberry cream cake pud. These bubblies all sell for around R120. You’ll find them at your local bottle store. Details: www.tweejongegezellen.co.za