Crystallum The Agnes chardonnay 2021

Crystallum The Agnes chardonnay 2021

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The name 'The Agnes' comes from the great-grandmother of the two brothers Andrew and Peter-Allan Finlayson. Agnes was a rather characteristic person who has been through a lot in her life, including the trip to South Africa at the age of 14. In the Western Cape she was known as the literally and figuratively sturdy lady who was the first woman to have her driving license in Cape Town… this powerful and broad-shouldered cuvée is a blend from different vineyards and therefore shows a lot of variety in aromas and taste, in honor of ' Agnes'.

The vineyards for this Cuvée are located in Hemel-en-Aarde and Overberg, the spontaneous fermentation takes place on French oak (228 and 500 liters) and ripens there 9 months after the alcoholic fermentation. This chardonnay shows a fresh, tight start and forms its richness and roundness in its mid-structure. The acidity is very finely integrated in the whole with an intense and long finish on the palate. The retronasal aromas of green apple, dried citrus and a hint of fresh almond indulge our taste receptors.


Domain: Crystallum
Grape: Chardonnay
Country: South Africa
Region: Overberg
Wine style: full-bodied white wine
Wine & food: Baked brill flounder with beurre blanc, vol-au-vent, veal sweetbreads
Serving temperature: 12°C
Storage: Consume < 7 years
Content: 75 cl

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