2019 House of Krone 'Krone Borealis' Cuvee Brut, Tulbagh, South Africa (750ml)
Memories of the sea wash up with oyster shell aromatics, a salt-toned oceanic breeze. Bright green orchard apples, white blossoms, tumble with lemony freshness alongside a treacle hit of salted caramel. Deft and athletic on the palate, a contained energy. There’s a transparent luminosity to the mousse, receding creamily.
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.
Alcohol: 11.47% by vol
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