Paul Cluver

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Cultivar:

Riesling; Sauvignon Blanc; Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

4.5 Stars - Platter's 5 Star Platter's

Specifications:

9.80%; 13;50%; 13.80% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Dessert, White Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs
Origin: Elgin Appellation: Elgin

Tasting Notes:

Nobel Late Harvest: The nose carries through to the pallet with fresh pineapple, marmalade, kumquat and honey characters. The mouth feel is beautifully balanced and is full with a fresh acidity. Sauvignon Blanc: The nose is fresh and clean with expressive flavour characteristics of passion fruit, grapefruit, gooseberry and black currant. These flavours follow through onto the palate which has a lovely creamy, yet elegant, texture. Estate Chardonnay: On the nose this wine shows great citrus aspects and winter melon notes with some light toasted brioche in the back ground. Tangerine fruit and citrus blossom fragrances are apparent, with hints of vanilla pod and almond flakes.

Citrus
Citrus

Gooseberry
Gooseberry

Apricot
Apricot

Honey
Honey

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  • Food Pairing

    Food pairing

    The Nobel Late Harvest will go well with desserts, but also great as a dessert on its own. Works well with cheese and is rnexcellent with foie gras. The Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with salads and lighter meats, while the Chardonnay goes well with fish, poultry, pork and game bird dishes work well with this wine. It works particularly well with creamy pastas and salmon dishes.

    Dessert Hard Cheese White Fish Vegetables

This is a showcase of some of our highest rated 2019 Platter's wines, responsible for counting Paul Cluver as one of the "South African classics".

2017: After a dry winter the summer leading to the 2017 harvest will be remembers as one of the driest in the Western Cape, it was also the earliest harvest we experience here at Paul Cluver Wines. 2018: Weather conditions leading to the 2018 harvest was a dry season but not warm, we have quite a big diurnal difference due to our altitude, thus the evenings was cool and days moderate during harvest.

Nobel Late Harvest: The wine is matured in bottle before release. Sauvignon Blanc: The Semillon component was fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks, 3nd and 4th fill French oak barrels and a 2600 l Oak vat.

Nobel Late Harvest: A second stage of sorting occurs at the cellar to ensure that no sour rot is processed with thernBotrytis infected grapes. Following skin contact, berries are pressed and juice settled at5° rnCelsius for two days. Fermentation is controlled at 14°-16 ° Celsius over a period of eight weeks. Sauvignon Blanc: Dry ice is used abundantly. Skin contact prior to fermentation is done to extract flavor and reduce acidity – duration varies. Pressing is always gentle. Only free run juice is fermented. Different yeast strains were tried out this year and the lees stirring regime increased adding richness to the mid-palate. Total time on fine lees was four months. Chardonnay: This wine was 100% wild fermented in a selection of French oak barrels. (30% new, the rest 2nd; 3rd and 4th fill.) Lees stirring was done and the wine remained on the lees for a total of nine months without any Sulphur addition. Only 25% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation, all without inoculation, further ensuring freshness and acidity.

Food pairing

The Nobel Late Harvest will go well with desserts, but also great as a dessert on its own. Works well with cheese and is rnexcellent with foie gras. The Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with salads and lighter meats, while the Chardonnay goes well with fish, poultry, pork and game bird dishes work well with this wine. It works particularly well with creamy pastas and salmon dishes.

Dessert Hard Cheese White Fish Vegetables
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