A one day experiential event created to celebrate the launch of the Krone 2019 Kaaimansgat Blanc de Blancs at Twee Jonge Gezellen in Tulbagh.
Inspired by recent travels to The Republic of Chad in Central Africa, Agata Karolina returned to create a one of a kind scented ritual celebrating the terroir of the Kaaimansgat valley.
The beauty of the Kaaimansgat valley is that at any given time one side is always in the light, and the other in dark, somewhat like the moon, lending to an incredibly interesting scent scape and plant behaviour.
Bakhoor, a form of incense used in Central Africa for rituals, was created from the plants found in the Kaaimansgat valley, embracing its balanced characteristics: hot and cold, light and dark, arid and abundant. The ritual was carried out to cleanse the senses, the body and the mind. First, the sense of smell as plumes of smoke from the burning Bakhoor filled the air. Next, each guest was given a hand cleansing with salt scrub perfumed with the Bakhoor smoke and dried herbs and olive oil from the valley. Last but not least, guests embarked on the tasting of the MCC.
Each guest was gifted their own pieces of Bakhoor and coals as well as a jar of the scented salt to transport themselves back to the Kaaimansgat valley whenever they pleased.