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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2008
Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 102130)

PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The essence of a great Pinot noir is the purity of the fruit and structure of the wine. The 2008 Paul Cluver Pinot noir has this essence which is substantiated by its natural acidity. The color has a luminosity, reminiscent of ripe cherries. The nose is a combination of red berry with hints of spice, mushrooms and dark chocolate. The palate is packed with flavors linked to the nose - red berry fruit, hints of spice, and a touch of wood – yet maintaining a well structured, mineral core. Very well balanced, structured and poised. As elegant as great Pinot noirs tend to be.
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About Paul Cluver:

The estate falls within the Kogelberg Reserve where conservation and sustainable use of natural resources are pursued with the ultimate goal of balance and harmony between man and nature. The Kogelberg Nature Reserve, which forms the core of The Biosphere, is a fynbis floral kingdon with an incredible 1,600 different plant species, making it one of the world's richest sites of plant diversity.

Within this unique environment exists virgin land some 400-500m above sea level with a variety of soils, aspects and microclimates. The high, cool Elgin Mountain plateau, with its close proximity to the sea and protection by the mountins, is idealy situated for the production of premium varietal wines. this provides the ideal environment for slower ripening grapes of finess and delicacy that characterise Paul Cluver Wines.