After a cold winter with good rainfall, we experienced great growing conditions leading to the harvest. The moderate day temperatures and cool night temperatures was ideal for the development of flavour and retaining high natural acidities in the grapes.
The Paul Cluver Sauvignon blanc has always been recognized for its elegance, balance, and an expression of terroir.
Our role in the cellar is to highlight the typicity of our Estate but also the vintage. Pressing is always gentle and careful attention is dedicated to handling our Sauvignon blanc to ensure we produce only the best quality Sauvignon blanc. To ensure a more complex wine with a richer mid palate we blended 10 % Semillon with the Sauvignon blanc. 50% of the Semillon was fermented and aged in 2500L Foudre’s.
Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc
This bright Sauvignon blanc with a touch of a green hue shows an impressive range of aromas on the nose. A combination of passion fruit, black current and grapefruit on the nose with hints of mineral notes. The expression of the nose follows through to the palate, passion fruit, gooseberry, but with great salinity, complexity and length. The wine is fresh, with great balanced acidity and a lingering finish.