June 2012

Philani Shongwe, CWG Protege, About his first harvest as a Protege

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:00 -- cwg

When I started working at Paul Cluver I was very lucky to gain some experience in the art of blending. The blends that were still in progress include their top wines  which ate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both vintages were 2011.

From the barrels I had to get samples for the tasting. The wine was matured in barrels from different years and produced by different cooperages. It was quite interesting to observe what effect each barrel can introduce into the wine.