Crystallum Mabalel Pinot Noir 2023

R4,404.00per case of 6

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A vintage that belies its high-altitude vineyard site in its bold fruit expressions. The now trademark notes of orange peel, tomato leaf, soy and white mushroom are joined by the richness of blackcurrant and cured meats, while supple tannins express the absence of a whole-bunch component this year.


Mabalel is named after a poem by the legendary South African polymath Eugene Marais, which tells the story of a local chieftain’s daughter of the same name who was ambushed while fetching water from the Limpopo river by the crocodile, Lalele. The vineyard is planted on ‘Kaaimansgat’ farm – meaning Crocodile’s lair – and a river flows past the vineyard. The site is 700m high and surrounded by dramatic mountains, with peaks that are are often snow-capped in winter.

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Estate: Crystallum

Vintage: 2021

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 14.03%

Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/L

Total Acidity: 5.4 g/L

pH: 3.41

Additional Information
Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 275 × 190 × 335 mm
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