Crystallum Agnes Chardonnay

Project Info

Client Crystallum

Project Description

Crystallum wines is a small, family run and privately owned winery based in the Walker Bay region of South Africa.

The Agnes Chardonnay is named after their Great Grandmother- Agnes Floyd, who was shipped off to South Africa at the tender age of 14. She was reputed to be the first lady to have a drivers licence in the city of Cape Town and was sturdy in build and character. This multiple vineyard blend is made to reflect the resilience and strength of Agnes, with each vineyard forming a building block to form this larger than life wine.

Wine Maker
“We seek to produce classic wines in a new world context that reflect a traditional, age-old way of working coupled with the new world vineyards which we source our fruit from. The only varieties that we work with are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with multi vineyard blends and single vineyard wines making up the collection.”

Andrew and Peter-Allan, the team behind Crystallum.

The brothers are the third generation of Finlayson winemakers and the sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir making in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. Andrew is an Architect by training and Peter-Allan studied philosophy and economics at the University of Stellenbosch. It did not however, take long for the lure of wine to pull them back into the cellar.

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