2018 Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir
The special climate of Elgin allows Paul Cluver to make wines with a special acid balance and an almost European style. The Seven Flags Pinot Noir has a beautiful bright crimson color. The nose has a delicate wood note, earthy aromas such as fresh mushrooms and dark chocolate combined with aromas of red berries and cassis. On the palate, the wine is initially powerful and warm, then seduces with a succession of delicious, red fruit and the smoky aromas of the barrel aging. The finish is structured, grippy and shows a well-crafted complexity that delivers pleasure. Give it some time in the cellar before opening the bottle.One of the best Pinot Noirs from South Africa!. Its natural acidity makes it a perfect partner for a variety of dishes. Fish, game birds, and venison work very well, as do grilled beef and strong, hard cheese.
AWARD: Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2018 Tim Atkin - 96 Points .
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Paul Cluver is located in Elgin, one of the coolest regions of South Africa. Paul Clüver is originally an apple company, but since 1986, on the initiative of owner Paul Clüver, also a wine company. Due to its location in a very cool area, directly by the sea, wines are made here with a remarkable finesse and freshness. Third generation starts with wine. The estate of the Clüver family, De Rust, was acquired in 1896 by the grandfather of the current owner, Paul Clüver.
Soil samples were taken during the 1980s, which showed that viticulture was perfectly possible here. It was then decided to replace part of the apple orchards with vineyards. It was initially agreed to process the grapes into wine on the Nederburg Estate, one of the
most famous houses of the Cape. The first grapes were planted in 1986: Sauvigon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Weisser Riesling. The latter grape has been planted to make sweet wines with the help of noble rot. The estate's wines are now entirely made in-house to give them their own character. Andries Burger, the winemaker of Paul Clüver, is responsible. Dr. Paul Clüver himself is still involved in his own profession: neurosurgery.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Flexible, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard