Half Bottle: Paul Cluver Noble Riesling 2020
"Paul Cluver's Noble Riesling is the best of its kind in South Africa and easily one of the finest in the new world. It is lusciously honeyed and fabulously exotic, decadently potent, and as you'd expect, the acidity is utterly gorgeous, cleaning up the palate after every sip." Matthew Jukes 'Top 205 wines - 2005'. We heartily agree. This wine shows dried apricot, spices and honey characters on the nose. The mouth feel is full and big and very balanced with a long lingering aftertaste. The sugar is very well balanced with the acidity and is not cloying. This wine will gain complexity after 2 to 5 years in the bottle. (2020 9.5% abv)
Paul Cluver Wines are the result of a close-knit family who are dedicated to the holistic production of fine handcrafted wines. Guided by Dr Paul Clüver, Neurosurgeon, Apple farmer and chairman of Capespan and Vinfruco, the companies whose visionary and pioneering spirit created the foundation for Paul Cluver Wines.
Paul Clüver’s vision for the family run business is-“To combine the tremendous diversity of mesoclimates and soil of our farm and the passion of our family to develop great and distinctive wines.”
This vision is ably carried by G.M. Paul Clüver junior, and Winemaker Andries Burger, married to one of the Clüver daughters Inge. Andries qualified in viticulture and oenology at Stellenbosch University. Andries Burger’s winegrowing credo is focused on expressing the Elgin Terroir through handcrafted individual wines with fruit intensity, balance and elegance. Dr Clüver’s wife Songvei and daughter Karin are deeply involved with the nurturing and upliftment of the De Rust farming community.
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Elgin, South Africa