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Lot 280

Crystallum
Bona Fide, 2012
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Based in the Walker Bay region of South Africa, Crystallum is run by brothers Peter-Allan and Andrew Finlayson, 3rd-generation winemakers who focus on Burgundy varieties. Within only a little over 10 years (first vintage a singular Sauvignon from 2007) this outfit has positioned itself as one of the top proponents of Pinot and Chardonnay in SA. Using the Latin phrase for ‘in good trust’, this wine refers to the relationship between the wine makers and the owners of the vineyards, the Lötter family, and was the first vintage to be released.

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The 2012 Bona Fide Pinot Noir includes 20% whole cluster fruit and sees 30% new oak for 11 months. This has a much more voluptuous bouquet compared to the Cuvee Cinema -11 with plenty of vivacious red currant and raspberry scents. The palate is very well-balanced with fine acidity and lovely rounded, clean pure strawberry fruit that have a slightly creamy texture. What a beautiful, composed, delicious Pinot Noir. Drink now-2018' – Neil Martin, Wine Advocate (October 2013), 93/100

‘Some power, plenty of substance – grippy acid, subtle tannin, to ensure good few years development. These Pinots all modestly oaked; this one 30% new barrels.’ – Platter's SA Wine Guide 2014, 4.5*


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Estimate: R 6 000 - 8 000 

Sold for R 6 000
Which is R 6 828 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT


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