Paul Cluver Wines

Paul Cluver Wines is a 4th generation family business. The Cluvers have been farming in the beautiful cool-climate De Rust estate for over 120 years and are proud wine pioneers in the Elgin Valley. Their multi-award winning portfolio specialises in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 

The estate forms part of the Kogelberg biosphere proclaimed in 1998  as the 1st biosphere in South Africa with UNESCO.

Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay
We were very fortunate to have had four very exceptional successive vintages for Chardonnay. With the 2015 vintage we produced a very elegant Chardonnay that was very tight with great freshness. 2016 was a vintage with great opulence and more richness. The 2017 vintage gave us a combination of characteristics of both the 2015 and 2016 vintages. The Seven Flags Chardonnay 2018 is a great combination between elegance and concentration. The wine shows a light hay hue and the nose is expressive with notes of fresh citrus zest which is complimented by stone fruit and hints of oak. The palate is an exciting combination of crisp citrus fruit with great complexity, concentration and hints of oak in the background. The wine is elegant with a long and lingering finish.
Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir
Andries believes that the essence of a great Pinot noir is the purity of fruit and balanced acidity which gives structure to the wine. This wine has this essence, substantiated by its natural acidity. This is a very well-defined wine with amazing poise, the colour is bright red, alluring and luminous.
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.
Paul Cluver 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. Perfect hot weather wine – very refreshing.
Paul Cluver Village Chardonnay
This wine is a great expression of a lightly oaked Chardonnay, bursting with citrus and fresh granny smith apple notes, followed by nuances of white peach and complemented with subtle hints of oak in the background. These characteristics follow through onto the palate which reveals natural, fine and fresh acidity, with a lingering finish.
Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay
The wine shows a light hay hue in colour and on the nose it reveals great aspects of citrus with some stone fruit and oak notes Tangerine fruit and citrus blossom fragrances are apparent, with hints of vanilla pod and almond flakes The palate is an exciting combination of crisp citrus fruit with great complexity, concentration The balanced, fresh acidity is natural, and adds focus to the wine.
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.
Paul Cluver Estate Pinot Noir
This wine has a lovely luminosity – the colour is bright crimson. The nose has delicate earthy aromas combined with red and dark berry flavours. On the palate these characteristics follow through combining with interesting savoury notes and just a touch of oak on the finish.
Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest Riesling
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.