Paul Cluver Riesling 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
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'The wine is pale in colour, with a beautiful green tint. This is an expressive wine with a melody of fresh fruit and citrus blossom notes. The palate is delicate with elegantly clean and zesty lime notes with great textural feel of the mid palate. There is a great interplay between the naturally retained residual sugar and acidity. Generally regarded as restrained, it displays typical Riesling ‘nervousness’. The mineral core, which is linked to the shale rich soils in which the vines grow, adds great complexity, structure and the lingering after taste.' – Winemaker

Notes on the 2018 vintage:
'The Cluvers have reduced their Riesling range in recent year, but this halbtrocken style with 19 grams of sugar and refreshing carbon dioxide is still one of the best in the Cape. Racy, juicy and pithy, with lime and blackcurrant leaf notes and very well-judged sweetness. Drink 2020-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 93/100

'Excellent varietal expression. Aromatic & floral 2018 has citrus blossom, perfumed apple & lime with sweet spice undertone from quarter old-oaked component. Semi-dry style, the sugar effortlessly matched by zippy acidity (19.5, 7.9 g/l).' – Platter's guide, 4.5* (93/100)
More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 12.4%
Body Light-bodied
Blend information 100% Riesling
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Riesling
Technical analysis RS: 16.44 g/L | TA: 7.4 g/L | PH: 2.9
Producer information Pioneering in spirit, no family has been more influential than the Cluvers in establishing Elgin as one of SA's finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir regions. The family pursues sustainable agriculture and farming practices, for which they have been awarded international recognition. They are also a socially responsible business and have founded two schools and an empowerment project. Located in the unique Elgin region, and nestled in an inland mountain plateau, the estate forms part of the UNESCO Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve which was established in 1998.
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