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Paul Cluver CWG Pinot Noir 2011

The grapes were selected from our highest lying Pinot noir vineyards in the mountain vineyards on De Rust Estate and are all new clones i.e. 667,113,115. The grapes were harvested, cold soaked for 6 days with the fermentation starting naturally and then inoculated. Punched down three 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. Initially cherries and plums, combined with sweet cherry blossom fragrances. Underlying are whiffs of raw meat, wet, warm earth and hints of wild mushroom and pepper. The texture is where the power of this wine lies and the integration of oak adds to its finesse. The palate is a symphony of flavours, starting with cherries; the mid-palate is concentrated with a distinct mineral character and a very long after taste.

Winemaker: Andries Burger

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 500.00
  • Lowest: R 2 600.00
  • Average: R 2 770.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 100
  • Cases Auctioned 40


  • Alc: 12.87 vol%
  • RS: 1.90 g/l
  • TA: 5.30 g/l
  • pH: 3.68

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