Cape Winemakers Guild

Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2021

100% Chardonnay

2021 was one of the latest harvests experienced over the past decade. This wine is made from our oldest Chardonnay vineyard (34 years) which was harvested on the 24th of March. Grapes were whole bunch pressed, the juice naturally settled and transferred to 300 litre oak barrels for fermentation without yeast inoculation. Minimal lees stirring retains freshness allowing structure and texture to evolve, while showing the typicity of site. The wine was matured in barrel for nine months whereafter it was transferred to tank and stabilised for bottling.

Tasting Notes: A wine with great focus, purity, poise and minerality. The nose shows hints of lemon and tangerine, with the palate’s pronounced features being elegance and balance, the overall complexity of a terroir-driven cool climate Chardonnay leading to a long, lingering finish.

Ready for drinking now, but evolving over the next 5 – 10 years.

Winemaker: Andries Burger

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R9 000
  • Lowest: R5 833
  • Average: R6 580


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 73
  • Cases Auctioned: 50


  • Alc: 12.5 vol%
  • RS: 1.8 g/l
  • TA: 7.5 g/l
  • pH: 3.33

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