Paul Cluver Wines
Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Paul Cluver
South Africa / Elgin
Andy's Tasting Notes
Cool, lithe, crisp and bright with a contrast of expressive fruit flavours and a subtle creamy yet elegant texture. Passion fruit, grapefruit and lemon with overtones of fig, sage and lime. Fresh balancing acidity – real finesse and style.
More Loire in style than Marlborough.
92% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Semillon
Price per bottle £12.70
The Cluver family bought the De Rust farm in 1896 to provide summer grazing for their livestock. In the mid 1900s it became a renowned apple-producing area and was subsequently identified as an ideal cool climate wine region. This in turn led to the establishment of the Paul Cluver wine estate, the first winery in Elgin, founded in 1986. Recognised as pioneers of wine in the area, the focus is on producing elegant wines that are expressive of the terroir.
The wine business forms part of a 2000+ hectare holistic farming business called ‘De Rust Estate’, which includes the vineyards and cellar, apple and pear orchards, a Hereford stud and eco-tourism activities, including amphitheatre concerts on the farm. Forming part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Kogelberg Biosphere, half of the estate has been set aside for conservation into perpetuity.
A World Wine Fund for Nature (WWF) conservation champion and accredited IPW estate.