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Paul Cluver CWG Pinot Noir 2010

The grapes were sourced and selected from our highest lying mountain vineyards on De Rust Estate and are all new clones (667,113,115). The grapes were harvested, cold soaked for 6 days with the fermentation starting naturally and then inoculated. Punched down 3 times per 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 note: “Understated”, the colour is gentle and alluring, the nose reticent but intriguing. All in all, captivating! Initially, red stone fruit – cherries and plums – combined with sweet cherry blossom fragrances, dominate. Underlying there are whiffs of raw meat and wet, warm earth – like after a sudden rain storm in summer. 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. The palate is a symphony of flavours, starting with the cherries; the mid palate is concentrated with a distinct mineral character and a very long after taste. The wine is ready for drinking now and until 2020.

Winemaker: Andries Burger

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 100.00
  • Lowest: R 1 800.00
  • Average: R 2 050.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 80
  • Cases Auctioned 40


  • Alc: 13.83 vol%
  • RS: 1.70 g/l
  • TA: 5.40 g/l
  • pH: 3.59

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