Paul Cluver Wines

Paul Cluver Wines is one of the 12 First Growths of South Africa. (Tim Atkin SA Wine Report 2017). Having planted the first commercial vineyards and having established the first wine cellar in the Elgin Valley, Paul Cluver is known as the pioneer of wine in Elgin. This family owned and family run estate has been instrumental in the success and recognition of this ward as a fine wine producing area focusing on aromatic Chardonnay and elegant Pinot Noir. Mindful of the environment, this wine estate is dedicated to conservation – 50% of the estate has been set aside for conservation into perpetuity.

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Paul Cluver Village Pinot Noir
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Paul Cluver Estate 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 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.
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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 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 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.
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Paul Cluver Riesling
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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.