Thursday, March 03, 2016

Matthew Krone Celebration at Societi Bistro to launch Alexandra MCC

On Monday afternoon, we were at Societi Bistro for the launch of Alexandra MCC by Matthew Krone. This wine has been on the lees for five years, only 3000 bottles have been made and the next vintage will only be released in four years time and thereafter every four years.
The new label. The wine is named after his new daughter Alexandra
It was quite a turnout of invitees
Served in good flutes at the perfect temperature. It is a classic Krone style MCC, made from 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir; more a wine to accompany food than an apèritif. It paired very well with the canapés served
Chicken liver parfait on brioche slices, topped with truffle oil
More of the great canapés served: small quail eggs topped with truffle oil
Tuna Carpaccio with granadilla
Winemaker Matthew Krone with wine journalist Neil Pendock, who loved the wine
Brothers Luke and Matthew Krone
Yes please
Emile Joubert
Father Nicky Krone celebrating with Alan Mullins
Doing the photography that evening, Andrew and Angela Gorman
Owner of Societi Bistro, Peter Weetman with chef/cookbook writer Marlene van der Westhuizen
Matthew telling us about the Alexandra
Two old mates in conversation
Matthew thanking Peter Weetman for offering Societi as the venue for the launch and supplying all the excellent canapés. If you want to taste the Alexandra, it is on Societi's wine list. It is available from Wade Bales Wine Society in Constantia
Jan Loubser, Anel Grobler of Spit or Swallow with Ross Krone
Luke Krone with his husband Ross
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