Live Auction, 14 September 2019

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R 5 121
Lot 58
Crystallum; Cuvée Cinéma Pinot Noir; 2013; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
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R 5 121
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About this Item

Cuvée Cinéma Pinot Noir, 2013
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.
The Cuvée Cinéma is produced entirely from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, the highest part of the region, and is the most refined and desired of the three Crystallum single vineyard Pinot Noirs. It was named after a film based on the life of Napoleon that was shot on the site a year prior to the vineyards being planted.

Critics Ratings

Marvellous lithe perfumed grace on 13 (5*) from Hemel-en-Aarde ridge, the finest of the range, as was 12. Fresh, brave acidity enlivens sweet dark fruit to the lingering drive finish. Pure fruit & silky texture give early charm; structure should retain, deepen it. These all natural ferment.’ Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2015, 5*

The 2013 Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir is 30% whole-bunch pressed and raised in 30% new oak for 11 months. It has a crisp black cherry, cassis and violet-scented bouquet that is beautifully controlled - sleek and assured. The palate is medium-bodied with superb minerality that comes through, the oak neatly knitted into the crisp, dark cherry finish. This is an exemplary Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir and I feel that at the moment it is a little punchier and denser than Peter-Allan's other cuvées.’ Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (October 2014), 93/100

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