Regarded as one of the country’s leading wine producers, Paul Cluver Wines has once again been acknowledged by the South African & Cellar Classifications as one of the most highly rated wine producers of the Cape over the past 10 years. The estate is one of only two producers in the Elgin Wine Valley to be awarded Top 20 White Wine Cellar. This prestigious honour is awarded to South Africa’s most successful white wine producers over the past 10 years.
In addition to being named as one of SA’s top producers, the Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2017 was listed as one of the Top SA Chardonnays, while the Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2018 earned a spot on the list of the Top SA Sauvignon Blancs. The Paul Cluver Gewürztraminer 2016, Riesling 2017 and Riesling Dry Encounter 2016 were also listed as Top SA Niche White Varieties.
Known for also producing superb pinot noir, the Estate Pinot Noir 2017 and Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2016 each secured a spot on the list of Top SA Pinot Noirs. The Estate Chardonnay 2017, Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2017 and Riesling Noble Late Harvest 2017 were each recognised as Top 100 wines. The Riesling Noble Late Harvest and Estate Chardonnay were also recognised with a place in the Classification’s Top Wine SA Hall of Fame for 2019.
To be eligible for the Classification, which has been updated annually since 2004, wines of the Cape must have earned very good to excellent reviews from at least one of the top judging panels for at least three vintages during the 10-year period under review. The period reviewed falls between the years 2009 and 2018 (inclusive) for the 2019 Classification.
The critics include experts appointed for the Decanter World Wine Awards (UK), the International Wine Challenge (UK) and IWSC (UK), Platter’s SA Wine Guide (5 Stars and Highly Recommended), the Six Nations Wine Challenge (AU), the Trophy Wine Show (SA), the Veritas Awards (SA) and the Michelangelo awards (SA).
For more information on Paul Cluver Wines and its award-winning range of wines, visit www.cluver.com