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.
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.