Andries Burger's 2013 CWG Auction Wine

Paul Cluver CWG Pinot Noir 2011100% Pinot Noir Wine of Origin Elgin

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.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 100 Qty. cases on offer 40 Alc 12.87 vol% RS 1.9 g/l TA 5.3 g/l pH 3.68 Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2012100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Elgin

The grapes were selected from the oldest Chardonnay Vineyards on the property, 25 years. After pressing and settling, the wines were transferred to barrel, fermented without inoculation. The wine was left on the gross lees for 9.5 months before racking, stabilisation and bottling.

Tasting Notes: The first impression the wine gives is the expressive citrus characters on the nose. The palate is bursting with flavour, starting with lime notes and carrying through to a concentrated mid palate with a very long, lingering mineral aftertaste.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 140 x 6 Qty. cases on offer 40 Alc 13.26 vol% RS 1.5 g/l TA 7.3 g/l pH 3.14

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