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

Crystallum - Overberg - South Africa - Walker Bay

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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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Winery: Crystallum

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir grapes have been cultivated in and around the Burgundy region of France for centuries, where they have long been favored by vintners for their wide range of flavors, their thin skins and for producing wines which have light, smooth tannins, and a beautiful garnet red color Whilst they remain one of the flagship varietals of this special region, their wide popularity and recent status as a fashionable 'romantic' varietal has led to them being planted in almost every wine producing country in the world. However, the Pinot Noir demands a huge amount of care and attention from the wineries that wish to grow it, as this varietal is particularly susceptible to various forms of mildew and rot. Despite this, the grape is otherwise a favorite with wineries for the fact that it requires little extra effort once it begins fermentation. Pinot Noir is also widely known for producing some of the world's most famous sparkling wines, being one of two key grapes for the production of Champagne, and several other sparkling varieties.

Country: South Africa

With its hot, long summers and oceanic winds from both the west and the east, South Africa is something of a haven for a wide range of imported grape varietals. Since the mid-18th century, the country has been associated with some very fine wines made using complex and careful blending techniques, with one of the most famous and widely loved early examples being constructed from Pontac, Muscadel and Chenin Blanc varietals. Since those colonial days, the regions around Cape Town have proven again and again to be fantastic areas for producing interesting and delicious wines, with many of the best examples of Champagne style sparkling wines originating from these fertile lands. From the scorchingly hot regions of Orange Rivers, to the far cooler and temperate appellations in Walker Bay, South Africa has developed a booming wine industry responsible for many of the finest New World wines available anywhere across the globe.