Crystallum The Agnes Western Cape Chardonnay 2018
Winery: "Sourced from five vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde and Overberg regions. Produced using the traditional method of transferring the whole grape clusters straight from harvesting into the press and running the juice off into a settling tank. Fermented and aged in 228 and 500-litre French oak barrels, 10% new. Naturally fermented in barrel, where it remains for 9 months before bottling. No SO2 or enzymes are added prior to fermentation.
A complex yet balanced vintage reflecting the distinctness of its five fruit sources. White peach, litchi and green apple on the nose with lime zest, butterscotch and a pleasant gunflint and smoke on the palate. Restrained oaking and crisp acidity provide a leanness and edge to support the prominent primary fruit."
|Region||Western Cape, South Africa|