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Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir

Crystallum, Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir 2017

R485

21 in stock

Notes

'We seek to produce classic wines in a new world context that reflect a traditional, age-old way of working coupled with the new world vineyards which we source our fruit from. The only varieties that we work with are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with multi vineyard blends and single vineyard wines making up the collection.' Andrew and Peter-Allan, the team behind Crystallum.

Tasting notes:
'Tension & vibrancy clues to cool elevated Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge source. 17 has mouthwatering fruit purity & depth, silky texture complemented by secure structure, auguring well for long ageing. 50% whole bunches (40% in 16) & 30% new oak augment superb quality.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'Made with fruit from a remarkable, high-density vineyard on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, this is a supremely elegant, nuanced expression of Pinot Noir, with pot pourri and rose petal scents, some pepper spice from 50% stems and a focused, refreshing finish. Brilliant winemaking. 2019-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

'The 2017 Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir uses 50% whole-cluster fruit from one of the highest vineyards in Hemel-en-Aarde. Matured in 30% new oak, it has a generous bouquet of macerated red cherries, crushed strawberry and light blue fruit developing with aeration. The whole clusters work nicely on the palate, lending fine tension and delineation and a slight tertiary quality, leading to a finish with a touch of bitter cherry.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 92/100

'Grapes from Hemel en Aarde Ridge. 60% whole-bunch fermentation. Black cherry, plum and a certain ripe orange quality to go with some earthiness and a little reduction. Full bodied and quite forceful – dense fruit, fresh acidity and nicely grippy tannins. Comes across as rather decadent.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

Viticulture:
The 2017 Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir is produced from fruit grown from a single vineyard – one of the highest in the Hemel-en-Aarde region. This region is characterised by a moderate climate which results in delayed ripening and a late harvest. The soils are clay and shale in composition, which allows optimum fruit development while naturally restricting vigour and keeping crop levels low.

Vinification:
Cuvée Cinema 2017 was fermented using only native yeasts with a ratio of whole clusters (50%) to whole berries (50%) in a stainless steel tank. The total time in tank was 28 days. The wine was then transferred to barrel (30% new) where it remained for 11 months before bottling.

Analysis:
Alc: 14.2% RS: 1.5 g/L TA: 5.2 g/L pH: 3.61

'We seek to produce classic wines in a new world context that reflect a traditional, age-old way of working coupled with the new world vineyards which we source our fruit from. The only varieties that we work with are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with multi vineyard blends and single vineyard wines making up the collection.' Andrew and Peter-Allan, the team behind Crystallum.

Tasting notes:
'Tension & vibrancy clues to cool elevated Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge source. 17 has mouthwatering fruit purity & depth, silky texture complemented by secure structure, auguring well for long ageing. 50% whole bunches (40% in 16) & 30% new oak augment superb quality.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'Made with fruit from a remarkable, high-density vineyard on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, this is a supremely elegant, nuanced expression of Pinot Noir, with pot pourri and rose petal scents, some pepper spice from 50% stems and a focused, refreshing finish. Brilliant winemaking. 2019-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

'The 2017 Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir uses 50% whole-cluster fruit from one of the highest vineyards in Hemel-en-Aarde. Matured in 30% new oak, it has a generous bouquet of macerated red cherries, crushed strawberry and light blue fruit developing with aeration. The whole clusters work nicely on the palate, lending fine tension and delineation and a slight tertiary quality, leading to a finish with a touch of bitter cherry.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 92/100

'Grapes from Hemel en Aarde Ridge. 60% whole-bunch fermentation. Black cherry, plum and a certain ripe orange quality to go with some earthiness and a little reduction. Full bodied and quite forceful – dense fruit, fresh acidity and nicely grippy tannins. Comes across as rather decadent.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

Viticulture:
The 2017 Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir is produced from fruit grown from a single vineyard – one of the highest in the Hemel-en-Aarde region. This region is characterised by a moderate climate which results in delayed ripening and a late harvest. The soils are clay and shale in composition, which allows optimum fruit development while naturally restricting vigour and keeping crop levels low.

Vinification:
Cuvée Cinema 2017 was fermented using only native yeasts with a ratio of whole clusters (50%) to whole berries (50%) in a stainless steel tank. The total time in tank was 28 days. The wine was then transferred to barrel (30% new) where it remained for 11 months before bottling.

Analysis:
Alc: 14.2% RS: 1.5 g/L TA: 5.2 g/L pH: 3.61

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PG 5*

Country

ZA

Region

Hemel-en-Aarde

Style

Red

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