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Paul Cluver Wines are situated on De Rust, one of the largest and oldest estates on the Elgin Plateau. The farm was originally bought by Dr Clüver’s great grandfather to provide summer grazing for their livestock. In the mid 1980’s the Elgin area was identified as a cool climate wine-growing appellation with the potential to provide slow ripening grapes with resultant delicate aromas and fruit character similar to that of Burgundy. Careful site selection and soil analysis led to the first plantings of noble varietals in 1986. Originally planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Weisser Riesling the early 1990’s saw the augmentation of new clone Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Mindful of the management of quality from vineyard to bottle a small, made to measure cellar, was erected with the onus being on hand crafted premium quality wines – the Paul Cluver cellar being the first to be established in the Elgin appellation. The Estate falls within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve where conservation and sustainable use of natural resources are pursued with the ultimate goal of balance and harmony between man and nature.
Paul Cluver CHARDONNAY ELGIN 2016
South Africa :: Overberg :: Elgin
Sweetness: 2 - Dry
Drink now, but will keep
This wine is a typical example of a classic Chardonnay, the nose is bursting with aromas of citrus, floral tones, hints of ripe peaches, oak and a lovely toasty nuttiness. The palate is gentle and complex with a combination of ripe fruit, citrus and mineral flavours with hints of oak in the background. The aftertaste is long, elegant and lingering.
Shop Price: £16.99
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