Crystallum

The Agnes

2021
Western Cape
South Africa
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Kri-STALL-um Thee AG-nis
Varietal
Chardonnay
$36
Flavors
White Peach White Peach
Mineral Mineral
Toast Toast
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Pale Straw Yellow
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13%
GRAPE(S)
Chardonnay
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Why this wine made the cut…
The perfect balance of generosity and restraint.
Walker Bay, South Africa
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Chardonnay
100% Shar-do-NAY
Chardonnay may be the most versatile white wine grape, often seen as a blank canvas. It displays various flavors and aromas depending on where it is grown and more specifically, how it is made. It can range in Palate Character from Bright & Crisp to Rich & Full depending on the climate. It is also particularly malleable and highly affected by winemaking choices like as malolactic fermentation, lees stirring, barrel fermentation and ageing practices.
Country / State
South Africa
Region
Western Cape
Producer
Crystallum
Winemaker(s)
Peter-Allan Finlayson
Vintage
2021
Total Production
21,596 bottles
Crystallum's Peter-Allan FinlaysonCrystallum's Peter-Allan Finlayson

Crystallum

Walker Bay, South Africa

Crystallum was founded by brothers Andrew and Peter-Allan Finlayson in 2007. These third-generation winemakers recognized the potential to make pinot noir and chardonnay in the cool maritime climate of the Hemel-en-Aarde. 

Crystallum's CowsCrystallum's Cows
Crystallum's Barrel RoomCrystallum's Barrel Room

The Finlayson brothers have ventured to sites in Overberg and Elandskloof, making a series of site-specific wines that speak to their individual terroir. To that end, they avoid manipulation, hand-pick grapes, and submit the grapes to native yeast fermentations in stainless steel before aging in barrel. 

The wines speak to traditional Burgundian varietals and methodologies with a distinct South African flair. The wines are complex and balanced with attractive energy and verve.