Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Elgin Cool Wine Festival – Paul Cluver

Back along the N2 for a few minutes to visit Paul Cluver wines next door
Salt Restaurant is a popular venue for lunch
but we had come here to taste some wine and have our dessert
Their Estate Chardonnay is always one of our favourite South African Chardonnays and this year did not disappoint, the Village Pinot has quite a lot of wood this vintage, but will soften. The Estate Pinot Noir is excellent, again, as expected! Full of beautiful fruit and integrated wood
Lots of people enjoying the sunshine under the trees
and the Apple Fritters were A.MA.ZING. We think the secret is great apples and lots of cinnamon in a good crisp batter
Now Lynne is going to see what she can come up with. Watch this space
We also tasted the Riesling which is one of their classics and the zingy 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and, to go with the fritters, the sweet, honeyed 2017 Noble Late Harvest. We were distraught to hear that there will no longer be any Gewurztraminer from Paul Cluver. We are in mourning, it was the best in the Cape
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