2018 Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay Elgin
The grapes for Seven Flags are selected from the oldest Chardonnay vineyards on the estate and whole bunch pressed. No fining agents are used and fermentation takes place in French oak. The wine stays on its lees for nine months without the addition of sulphur. Of the resulting wine only the best barrels are used in the final blend prior to stabilisation.
The nose is expressive with notes of fresh citrus fruit with ripe melon and hints of oak in the background. The palate of the wine is an exciting combination of citrus fruit, a charming salinity and hints of oak in the background. A very elegant and long finish.