The second vintage of The Agnes retains the freshness and life of the 09, but is a more seductive wine. The nose is perfumed and complex with tropical notes accompanied by lemongrass and floral tones. The palate is zesty with strong lemon and lime flavours coating a textured, fleshy core. Enjoy now through 2017.
Total acidity 6.2 g/l
Total sulphites 110 mg/l
Residual sugar 2.9 g/l
Crystallum wines is a small, family run and privately owned winery based in the Walker Bay region of South Africa.
”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 a multi vineyard blends and single vineyard wines making up the collection.”
Andrew and Peter-Allan, the team behind Crystallum.
The brothers are the third generation of Finlayson winemakers and the sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir making in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. Andrew is an Architect by training and Peter-Allan studied philosophy and economics at the University of Stellenbosch. It did not however, take long for the lure of wine to pull them back into the cellar.
The company was started in 2007 with 4134 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc produced. The 2008 vintage saw the introduction of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Crystallum is now exclusively producing these Burgundian varieties.