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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Paul Cluver Weisser Riesling 2004
Paul Cluver Weisser Riesling 2004
(search item no. 85923)

PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $12.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine shows typical varietal flavor, lots of spice and floral tones, is very austere and has the typical Riesling nervousness. The palate is elegant and rich with a long lingering aftertaste carried by the great acidity of the wine, typical for the varietal. This wine can be enjoyed now with slightly spicy food or cellared for a further 5 to 7 years.

What a versatile wine! This is the closest you'll get to a Germanic style, with high acid and floral fruit. Try it with a curry or anything spicy – and don't forget the sushi!! And to try something different, don't be afraid to try this with red meat, especially kudu carpaccio and beef tartare. The usual white meat will also be sufficient.

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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.