2018 Paul Cluver Estate Pinot Noir, Elgin, South Africa

Bright crimson in color, the nose has delicate earthy aromas combined with red and dark berry. On the palate these characteristics follow through combining with interesting savory notes and just a touch of oak on the finish.



Influenced by altitude, slope, prevailing winds and sunlight interception the cool Elgin Terrior leads to extended ripening period on the vine. Later ripening, closer to autumn, mean considerable diurnal temperature variation. This slows down sugar development, allowing the accumulation of more aroma, flavour and the retention of higher acidity. Resulting in naturally balanced wine with complex flavours.

The Elgin valley’s geography and climate makes it unique. The estate is nestled in an inland mountain plateau with close proximity to the ocean, encapsulated by the UNESCO Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. The Estate's Pinot noir and Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc grow in Bokkeveld Shale soils, where as the Riesling vines grow in Fericrete soils. The average height of our vines are between 300 and 400 meters above sea-level; the highest lying vineyards being 500 meters above sea-level.


Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Sustainable