PAUL CLUVER Chardonnay 'Elgin' 2017/18 Bottle/st 13.7%abv
White Still Wine | South Africa | Elgin | 75cl
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Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Full Bodied
The first plantings of Chardonnay at Paul Cluver date from 1987, just a year after the Cluver family established the vineyards at the De Rust farm, and in doing so becoming the first winery in Elgin. The wine shows a light hay hue in colour, with citrus, some stone fruit and oak notes on the nose. Tangerine fruit and citrus blossom fragrances are apparent, with hints of vanilla pod and almond flakes. The palate is an exciting combination of crisp citrus fruit with great complexity and concentration. The balanced, fresh acidity is natural, and adds focus to the wine.
Food pairing: Fish, poultry, pork and game bird dishes work well with this wine. It works particularly well with creamy pastas and salmon dishes. The good acidity and balance between wood and fruit keeps the wine from being overly rich and consequently great without food too. Mussel soup is a perfect match.