A&E Wines

PAUL CLUVER SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014

$16.99
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  • PAUL CLUVER SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014

A&E Wines

PAUL CLUVER SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014

$16.99
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Grape variety: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon

Producer: Paul Cluver

Alcohol content: 10.5%

Origin: Western Cape, South Africa

Notes: The aim is elegance, balance and expression of terroir. Vintage conditions and the quality of the grapes dictate decisions made in the cellar - there are no fixed rules or recipes that are followed. Dry ice is used abundantly. Skin contact prior to fermentation is done to extract flavor and reduce acidity – duration varies. Pressing is always gentle. Only free run juice is fermented. Different yeast strains were tried out this year and the lees stirring regime increased adding richness to the mid-palate. Total time on fine lees was five months. The Semillon component was fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks, 3nd and 4th fill French oak barrels and a 2600 l Oak vat. 

The colour is clear and bright, with a hint of green.  The nose is clean and fresh with expressive granadilla, grape fruit, gooseberry and black currant characteristics. These flavours follow through onto the palate which has a lovely creamy texture – the result of extended lees contact and the higher Semillon portion.      

Food Pairing: Goat cheese, Mild vinaigrettes, Sushi, Tuna with light sauces