Crystallum Pinot Noir Cuvee Cinema 2014 750ml
SKU 777264
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Crystallum Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir 2014

Walker Bay - Overberg - South Africa

Professional Wine Reviews for Crystallum Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir 2014

Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir is about 35% whole bunch fruit and 30% new oak, around 420 cases produced per year (actually Crystallum's biggest release). It has a pretty nose with more complexity than the 2014 Mabelel - detailed strawberry and raspberry fruit with an underlying mineralité that comes through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine structure and fine tannin, quite saline in the mouth. There is a stoniness here, a sense of reserve that lends it Burgundy-like allure, plus a healthy dash of white pepper on the aftertaste that keeps the mouth tingling. This is another fine Cuvée Cinema.
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Varietal: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir translates as 'black pine' in French, and is named as such due to the extremely inky color of the fruits, which hang in bunches the shape of a pine cone. Wineries often struggle with Pinot Noir vines, as more than most red wine grape varietals, they fail in hot temperatures and are rather susceptible to various diseases which can be disastrous when hoping for a late harvest. Thanks to new technologies and methods for avoiding such problems, however, the Pinot Noir grape varietal has spread across the world to almost every major wine producing country. Why? Quite simply because this is considered to be one of the finest grape varietals one can cultivate, due to the fact that it can be used to produce a wide range of excellent wines full of interesting, fresh and fascinating flavors Their thin skins result in a fairly light-bodied wine, and the juices carry beautiful notes of summer fruits, currants and berries, and many, many more.

Country: South Africa

Perhaps the most famous and well respected of all the wine regions in South Africa is that of Constantia, which holds many of the oldest and most traditional wineries in the country. Here, the temperate climate receives the Atlantic winds which cool the vineyards, and the fertile soil allows the grapes to grow to full ripeness, resulting in highly flavorful wines which are enjoyed around the world. Whilst Sauvignon Blanc varietals make up the most widely exported wines of this region, the rest of the country produces a huge and impressive range of wines, made up from varietals native to many different European countries. From excellent Champagne style sparkling wines, to aromatic fortified examples, fruity reds and refreshing whites, South Africa continues to impress and surprise, with modern techniques and technologies leading the way and producing exceptional results.