CrystallumClay Shales Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnay 2020Product code: 6986
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Crystallum Clay Shales Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnay is a radiant wine hailing from South Africa's Hemel-en-Aarde region. This exquisite Chardonnay boasts an elegant bouquet of ripe pear, citrus and delicate oak nuances. The palette is pristine and complex with an alluring minerality, enriching the wine's layered fruit flavours. Its precise acidity and creamy undertones culminate into a wonderfully long finish. As the name suggests, the terroir’s clay shales bestow an impressive, concentrated structure. The Crystallum Clay Shales Chardonnay is a testament to refined viniculture.
About the Winery
Established in 2007, Crystallum is a family run winery situated in South Africa's Walker Bay, known for its cool-climate wines reminiscent of the best European vineyards. The name Crystallum reflects the pure, crystal-clear quality that the wines strive to capture, treating each grape variety with the utmost care and respect.
The winery is renowned for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, each displaying a unique combination of fruity and savoury elements that truly tantalise the palate. These cooler climate wines bring an elegance and delicacy to the table, that balances beautifully with their bold, expressive character.
Crystallum is a beacon of sustainability in the wine industry. They're committed to organic and biodynamic farming, working in sync with nature to cultivate the healthiest and most robust vines. They meticulously prune and manage the vineyards without reliance on synthetic chemicals or pesticides.
Furthermore, Crystallum Winery embraces the art of minimal intervention winemaking, with natural fermentations, no additions apart from sulphur and minimal filtration capturing the raw beauty of each variety and location. Each bottle embodies an intricate dance of nature and the winemaker's touch, presenting a clear, unadulterated snapshot of the vineyard’s offerings in each vintage.
If you're searching for a winery that seamlessly blends traditional wine-making methodologies, with innovative, forward-thinking practices, Crystallum should be top of your list. Every sip tells a story of the land, the year's climate, and the skill of the people who crafted it; a sensory experience wrapped up in a glass of wine.
Crystallum Winery brings the world a truly authentic taste of South Africa’s vinicultural heritage, it's is a must-visit for anyone with an appreciation for fine wine and a desire to explore the winemaking world from a different perspective.