Summer and white wines are synonymous with good times. With the onset of long lazy days and breathtaking sunsets, the new release Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is guaranteed to make the warmer weather so much cooler.
Already regarded as one of SA’s leading producers, Paul Cluver Wines received further credibility for its stellar range when internationally acclaimed wine journalist Tim Atkin MW rated the Sauvignon Blanc 2017 as the best he’s tasted from this producer. This momentous ‘stamp of approval’ from one of the industry’s leading authorities was confirmed in his South Africa 2017 Special Report, which was published on 13 September. The wine scored an impressive 91 out of a possible 100 points.
Winemaker, Anne van Heerden, under the guidance of Cellar Master, Andries Burger, both believe that elegance, balance and terroir are key to making the perfect Sauvignon Blanc. The vintage conditions and quality of the grapes determine how the wine will be made in the cellar – no hard and fast rules; let the wine speak for itself. The result is a Sauvignon Blanc which is spectacularly clear and bright with a hint of green. The flavours on the nose are refreshingly clean, alluding to aromas of granadilla, grapefruit, gooseberry and blackcurrant. Not stopping there these flavours continue to the palate, delivering a superb creamy texture, which is due to the extended lees contact and inclusion of some Semillon.
The perfect Summer aperitif which partners impeccably with food. According to Anne, the Sauvignon Blanc enhances the flavours of a fresh seasonal Summer salad as well as lighter meat dishes, and pairs beautifully with richer seafood dishes and even cheeses platters.
The Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is available directly from the Tasting Room at R90 per bottle, or select outlets nationwide.
For more information visit www.cluver.com.