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CRYSTALLUM Pinot Noir, Peter Max - 2021 Bottle - VGN/VEG

Red Still Wine | South Africa | Western Cape | 75cl

£28.95 / £173.70 £165.02 case

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Red Wine

ABV: 14%
Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grape: Pinot Noir

Description

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.

The ‘Peter Max’ is made with fruit drawn from five different vineyards, including two in the Hemel-en-Aarde, one near Clay Shales, one outside Villiersdorp and a new high altitude, inland site. Peter-Allan uses about 40% whole bunch, all wild ferment and a fairly long maceration to give a wine with lifted aromatics, lovely grainy tannins, good balance and length.

Latest release (2021)
Akin to the 2020, this vintage shows both red and black fruits on the nose; wild strawberry and rhubarb work alongside blackberries and tomato leaf while black olives, salted liquorice and a signature charcuterie-like smokiness add gravitas. The palate is fresh, vibrant and precise, with red plum and sour cherry supported by a racy acidity and fine, pine-resin tannins. A full and finessed expression of its multiple vineyards – and a wine with the structure to age beyond 2030.