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Krone Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2012


Wine for people who don't like wine.
Wine for people who don’t like wine.

Renowned bubbly producers The House of Krone have succumbed to market pressures and produced a still wine from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (R59.99 a bottle).

Off-pink in colour, it shows citrus through strawberry flavour. Relatively rich and smooth textured with moderate acidity, it’s not unpleasant but entirely straightforward. Cool-drink for grown-ups.

Score: 84/100.

To celebrate the release of the Krone Chardonnay Pinot Noir, The House of Krone offers you an opportunity to become one of five lucky winners of a case of Krone Chardonnay Pinot Noir and Riedel Vinum Montrachet Chardonnay glasses, valued at R500 a pair. Text your name and the last 4 digits of the barcode – taken off any bottle of Krone – to 45622 to stand a chance of being a winner.


  1. I read “succumbed to market pressures” as ‘the commercial imperative’ i.e. using the niche in the market as a ‘cash-cow’ in the same manner as much Sauvignon Blanc is utilized.

  2. Im usually quite a fan of this blend, but i have to say that I did not enjoy Krone’s attempt at all. Too much acidity and lacks balance.


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