Cape Winemakers Guild

Paul Cluver Auction Selection Pinot Noir 2012

The grapes were selected from our highest lying Pinot Noir vineyards and are all new clones – 67,113,115. Harvested, cold soaked for 6 days with the fermentation starting naturally and then inoculated. Punched down 3 times a day. After fermentation, only free run juice was transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then left in barrel for 11 months before bottling. Tasting Notes: ‘Understated’ – the colour is gentle and alluring, the nose reticent but intriguing. All in all, captivating! Initially, red stone fruit combined with sweet cherry blossom fragrances dominate. Underlying, there are whiffs of raw meat and wet, warm earth. There are also hints of wild mushroom and pepper. The texture is astounding and where the power of this wine lies. The integration of oak adds to its finesse and aristocracy.

Winemaker: Andries Burger

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 000.00
  • Lowest: R 4 000.00
  • Average: R 4 306.67


  • Bottle Size 75
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 120
  • Cases Auctioned 30


  • Alc: 13.80 vol%
  • RS: 2.30 g/l
  • TA: 5.90 g/l
  • pH: 3.37

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