Located in the Elgin Valley, approximately 70km south-east of Cape Town. The area became successful in the apple growing industry in the mid 20th century, therefore was identified as a suitable cool-climate wine growing region.
Bunch sorting took place in the vineyard to eliminate any traces of sour rot rather than noble rot. A second stage of sorting occurred at the cellar to ensure that no sour rot was processed with the Botrytis-infected grapes.
Paul Cluver wines is situated on the De Rust estate, which has been in the family since 1896. As well as top-quality wine production, the estate is also involved with a number of conservation initiatives, covering an area of 1013 hectares. Meanwhile, Paul Cluver himself is founding chairman of the Groenlandberg Conservancy, covering a vast 34000 hectares. The estate also forms part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Kogelberg Biosphere.
The aromatics and residual sugar of this wine make it an ideal partner with spicy food. It does well with any dish containing coconut milk. It works well with white meat (fish and poultry), salads, vegetable dishes or simply on its own.
In the press
Gold and ‘Great Value Sweet Under £15’ Trophy International Wine Challenge 2017
"Bright cold with light green-silver hues. Nose spicy and high-toned matched to a very sweet, honeyed palate. Lovely balance."
Platinum and Regional Trophy for "Best South African Sweet Wine under £15"
Decanter Worldwide Awards 2016. " ...taut lovely focus of fruit and acidity, balanced elegantly by flavours of crème brûlée and pralines on the finish. Fresh and appetising with the ability to age further."