Crystallum The Agnes Chardonnay 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Hemel-en-Aarde
R290
In stock
(21 In Stock)

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94
GS
'The Agnes Chardonnay is named after our Great Grandmother, Agnes Floyd, who arrived in South Africa at the tender age of 14. Sturdy in build and character, she is reputed to be the first lady to have had a driver's licence in the city of Cape Town. This multiple vineyard blend is made to reflect the resilience and strength of Agnes, with each vineyard contributing complexity to the final wine.' –Winemaker

Tasting notes:
'A beautiful expressive blend of Hemel-en-Aarde and Overberg Chardonnay fruit. The nose displays a wonderful saline, briney, taut mineral expression with notes of lime peel, lemon rind, honeydew melon and white peach. Restrained and focused on the palate entry, this is a very grown up, classy, serious Agnes that shows incredible restraint, minerality and mouth watering green apple crunch on the finish. Wow! This is so, so delicious. Crystalline pure Crystallum at its best! Bravo Peter-Allan!' – Greg Sherwood MW, 94/100

'Designated as W.O. Western Cape, this is includes a portion of fruit from Koelfontein in Ceres for the first time. A more exuberant nose than usual with notes of struck match, lemon and yellow peach plus some yeasty complexity. The palate shows sweet fruit on entry before a gently savoury finish, and the acidity is seemingly quite moderate. A crowd pleaser.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 91/100

Alc: 13.7% | RS: 2.8 g/L | TA: 5.6 g/L | PH: 3.35

About Crystallum:
Crystallum, based in Walker Bay, South Africa, is a family-run and privately-owned winery which began in 2007. Brothers Andrew and Peter-Allan are the third generation of Finlayson winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde region. They specialise in the Burgundian varieties, and follow a low intervention winemaking approach. Peter-Allan Finlayson is a leader in producing some of the finest modern-day SA Pinots. Neal Martin says of their wines, ‘These are some of South Africa's finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.’
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Peter-Allan Finlayson
Alcohol 13.7%
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chardonnay
Rating GS 94
Technical analysis RS: 2.8 g/L | TA: 5.6 g/L | PH: 3.35
Producer information Crystallum, based in Walker Bay, South Africa, is a family-run and privately-owned winery which began in 2007. Brothers Andrew and Peter-Allan are the third generation of Finlayson winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde region. They specialise in the Burgundian varieties, and follow a low intervention winemaking approach. Peter-Allan Finlayson is a leader in producing some of the finest modern-day SA Pinots. Neal Martin says of their wines, 'These are some of South Africa's finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.'.
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