Crystallum

Chardonnay 'The Agnes'

Chardonnay, 'The Agnes', Crystallum

Chardonnay, 'The Agnes', Crystallum
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Sourced from five vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde and Overberg regions
  • Whole grape clusters transferred straight from harvest to press, running the juice off into a settling tank
  • Fermented and aged in 228L and 500L French oak barrels, 10% new
  • Naturally fermented, where it remains for 9 months before bottling
  • No SO2 or enzymes are added prior to fermentation

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Walker Bay
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Sizes Available

Full Bottle ZA-CRY-01-18 12/750ml

Resources

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media
Score
92
Date
2019-11-01
"The 2018 The Agnes comes from five vineyards in Hemel-en-Aarde and Overberg, aged in 228- and 500-liter barrels with 10% new oak. It has a discreet bouquet with subtle pressed flower and shale-like aromas that suggest this is a Chardonnay for cellaring. The palate is wonderfully poised, revealing hints of vanilla and coconut flakes on the entry, countered by a crisp line of acidity and a pleasing tautness on the finish. Excellent."