- 100% Biodynamically farmed fruit
- 60% Pinot noir and 40% Chardonnay
- A wine to cellar and collect as this will need time to mellow
‘The 2013 vintage was sculpted by its late season with grapes ending up harvested in October. But ripe they became with heaps of delicious cool and crunchy fruit. Cristal Blanc is so racy and pure with huge, salty mineral tanginess at the fore. But look beyond and get bedazzled by its fruity power. Lemon, lime, white currant and Granny Smith apple with chalky tones and gunpowder whiffs arising over time. Focused and saline on the mouthwateringly zingy palate.’ Essi Avellan MW
Whilst we urge you to get your hands on this before our allocation sells out, we will say that "good things come to those who wait". Buy to cellar even if it is for a couple of years. Ideal drinking window, now to 2035.
Summary of the wine: 60% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay; a pool of 50 hectares of vines averaging 42 years of age on the most chalky mid-slopes, yielding 50% less than the appellation; 100% biodynamic vineyards, 32% fermented in oak; No malolactic fermentation; 8g/L dosage; typically 150,000–300,000 bottles. 6 years on lees.