Paul Cluver

Paul Cluver is a family-owned and family-run wine business located in the cool-climate Elgin valley, approximately 70km south-east of Cape Town. The property has been under the ownership of the Cluver Family since 1896. Recognised as pioneers of wine in the area, their focus is on producing world class Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Riesling and Sauvignon blanc wines that are expressive of the Elgin terroir.

 

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Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay

Lots of buttered toast / brioche on the nose with some citrus aspects too. Tangerine fruit and citrus blossom fragrances are apparent, with hints of vanilla pod and almond flakes. These characteristics follow through onto the palate. The fine, fresh acidity is natural, and adds poise and focus to the wine. 

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Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir

Andries believes that the essence of a great Pinot noir is the purity of fruit and the structure of the wine. This wine has this essence, substantiated by its natural acidity. The colour has luminosity, reminiscent of ripe cherries. The nose holds a combination of red berry, spice, mushrooms and dark chocolate. The palate is a continuation of all found on the nose. 

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Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc

The ideal wine aperitif, but best enjoyed with food. Refreshing summer time wine, it pairs well with salads and lighter meats. Paired with richer seafood and cheese platters make it work through autumn and winter.

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Paul Cluver Chardonnay

Lots of buttered toast / brioche on the nose with some citrus aspects too. Tangerine fruit and citrus blossom fragrances are apparent, with hints of vanilla pod and almond flakes. These characteristics follow through onto the palate. The fine, fresh acidity is natural, and adds poise and focus to the wine.

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Paul Cluver Gewurztraminer

The aromatics and residual sugar of this wine make it an ideal partner with spicy food. It does well with any dish containing coconut milk. It works well with white meat (fish and poultry), salads, vegetable dishes or simply on its own.

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Paul Cluver Dry Encounter Riesling

The colour is pale, with a beautiful green apple tint. The nose shows ripe green apple, apple blossom, beeswax and fynbos honey notes. The palate is crisp and clean – lemon sorbet-like however has some more palate weight than one normally would expect.

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Paul Cluver Estate Riesling

The colour is pale, with a beautiful green apple tint. The nose shows fresh green apple, apple blossom, beeswax and fynbos honey notes. The palate is crisp and clean – lemon sorbet-like. There is a great interplay between the naturally retained residual sugar and the acidity. Generally regarded as restrained, it displays typical Riesling ‘nervousness’. The mineral core,which is linked to the shale rich soils in which the vines grow, astounds. It is the reason for the wine structure and the lingering after taste. 

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Paul Cluver Estate Pinot Noir

This wine has a lovely luminosity – the colour is bright plum skin. The nose has delicate earthy almond aromas combined with cranberry, pomegranate and raspberries. On the palate these characteristics follow through combining with interesting seaweed and umami savoury flavours.

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Paul Cluver Village Pinot Noir

Beautiful aromas of red fruits intermingle with roasted spices followed by a delicious, elegant silky palate of poached ripe plums resulting in medium bodied wine with soft edges. Crafted for drinking now, it has the structure and fruit to be enjoyed for two years and beyond.

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Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest

A very expressive nose, with dominating apricot and pineapple aromas. Soft cardamom pod fragrances and orange blossom are noticeable too. All these characteristics follow through onto the luscious, creamy palate which finishes clean.