Our special mixed case from the South Africa’s Elgin Valley includes:
Paul Cluver Pinot Noir
Paul Cluver Riesling
Paul Cluver Village Chardonnay
For $80+HST & Shipping
The case is available for delivery until Monday, May 16th and will be delivered by the May Long Weekend!
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The Estate is located in one of the coolest regions in South Africa, situated in the Hottentot-Holland mountains side, where the soil is composed of sandstone, decomposed shale, gravel and clay. The property was acquired by current owner Dr Clüver’s great grandfather in 1896 and was intended to be used for livestock grazing. In the next decades, the land was developed into a fruit orchard, and it wasn’t until the 1980s, when experts identified the region as ideal for wine production, that Dr Clüver and his wife Songvei started to grow Burgundian varieties. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were the first crops of the now 75 acre strong vineyard. Connoisseurs excitement around Paul Cluver is rooted in the Burgundian-style wines they produce since they are structured, and flavour packed, yet full of terroir character.
The act of winemaking at Paul Cluver is quite personal. The process includes hand-picking bunches from the oldest crops on the vineyard, inducing fermentation with indigenous yeast, and aging in French oak barriques. The vineyard also practices sustainability, vowing not to use pesticides. These are just a few reasons why Paul Cluver Estate is one of our esteemed partners, and we think you will find quite a few more when you have a chance to uncork one of their bottles.
ABOUT THE REGION
The Paul Cluver Estate is located in the one of the most renowned wine regions of the South Africa, The Elgin Platueau. At the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, it is considered South Africa’s crown jewel of wine regions. The scenery when entering the region is the most stunning of the Western Cape’s. There, flourishing marine and floral life fill sights endlessly. The potent richness of the soil allows for not only the growth of ample grape varieties, but the finesse and elegance of their wines on the palate.