Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2018
The wine has an excellent colour with lots of wild berry fruit on the nose complemented with hints of chocolate, violet and coffee aromas. The complex palate is brimming with sweet berry flavours that are long and lingering. The finish is typical of the varietal with a long velvety texture. The wine has tightly structured tannins ensuring that it will age, it can be enjoyed young but will gain complexity if cellared for a further 5 to 7 years.
Pinot Noir is most probably the most difficult red wine to make. Wherever you are in the world, winemakers that make Pinot Noir usually have a passion for it. At Paul Cluver Estate Wines they are not only passionate about Pinot Noir but also about winemaking.
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 Cluver, Neurosurgeon, Apple farmer and chairman of Capespan and Vinfruco, the companies whose visionary and pioneering spirit created the foundation for Paul Cluver Wines.
Paul Cluver'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 Cluver junior, and Winemaker Andries Burger, married to one of the Cluver 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 Cluver's wife Songvei and daughter Karin are deeply involved with the nurturing and upliftment of the De Rust farming community.
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