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Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir

Crystallum, Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir 2017

R485

14 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.

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.

Tasting notes:
'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

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.

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.

Tasting notes:
'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

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

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CE 92

Country

ZA

Region

Hemel-en-Aarde

Style

Red

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