Crystallum Peter Max Pinot Noir

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.

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 subsequently changed over the years but the name is now entrenched for this multi vineyard pinot noir blend. The philosophy here is to use the different batches to form a blend that is much more than the sum of its parts.

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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