Crystallum

2019 Crystallum Peter Max Pinot Noir Western Cape

Western Cape, South Africa
$35.00
In stock
SKU
CV-19CPMCWC

Peter and Max are the first names of the growers who supplied the fruit for the first vintage of this wine. The fruit sources have since changed but the name remains to honor the beginnings of our multi-vineyard Pinot Noir blend. The philosophy here is to use the different batches to form a blend that is more than the sum of its parts.

A full bodied red wine with cranberry, pomegranate and bruised strawberry on the nose as well as rose, rosemary and fynbos. The palate shows a darker edge, featuring olive tapenade and soy as well a hint of grilled meat. The tannins are supple but, with a stemmy, pine-needle grip that adds structure along with a fresh acid, this wine is accessible now and will improve through 2030.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.56
alc%: 14.36%
Total acidity: 5.7 g/l
Total sulphites: 77 mg/l
Residual sugar: 2.3 g/l

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Crystallum

Walker Bay, South Africa

A third-generation, family-run winery that pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde region. The company was founded in 2007 when it produced just over four thousand bottles of Sauvignon Blanc. The following vintage saw the introduction of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and Crystallum now produces these Burgundian varieties exclusively, making up its collection with multi-vineyard blends and single-vineyard wines.

VINIFICATION

Naturally fermented with 50% of the fruit de-stemmed and the remainder left as whole clusters. Extraction is kept to a minimum during active fermentation with a total time of 4 weeks on the skins.