2022 Paul Cluver Village Sauvignon Blanc

13.75 11.36
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Paul Cluver
Year 2022
Grape Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2027
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Paul Cluver is a household name with all his wines and is a master in white wines such as Chardonnay (who doesn't know the Seven Flags), Sauvignon blanc and Riesling and of course the beautiful, almost burgundy-looking Pinot Noir. Due to the special climate of Elgin, Paul can Making Cluver wines with a special acid balance and an almost European style. This Sauvignon Blanc from the Elgin Appelatie is crisp and fresh and you immediately taste (as in the Loire, for example) that this is a wine from a so-called cool climate. The Cluver Sauvignon Blanc has a fresh nose with notes of gooseberry and passion fruit. In the mouth fine acidity and a soft-creamy mouthfeel due to the lie maturation. The wine is made from 92% Sauvignon Blanc and 8% Sémillon. A wonderful cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc.

  • In 2014, this wine won the title of 'best Sauvignon Blanc in the world under 15 pounds' at the World Wine Awards.
  • 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards - Regional Trophy Winner - Gold Medal
Vineyard for 2022 Paul Cluver Village Sauvignon Blanc

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.

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Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Paul Cluver
Grape Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2022
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2027
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Light, Tense, Tropical fruit, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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