CLOUDS CHENIN BLANC  2017


 

TASTING NOTES 

This wine was made from old bush vines grown in Wellington, (35 years +).  The wine was raised in concrete egg and amphora to truly reflect only the old vine chenin character.  On the nose expect tropical notes of nectarine and ripe pear with a textural complex palate typical of this grape.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Fermented naturally and then matured for 10 months before bottling.

 

ENJOY

This classic example of old vine Chenin goes great with a variety of seafood dishes and creamy pastas.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

Enjoy now and up to 5 years.

 

BLEND INFO

100% Chenin Blanc

 

 

 

 

 

CLOUDS CHARDONNAY 2016


TASTING NOTES

The majority of fruit is grown on the estate, with a component sourced from the Koue Bokkeveld.  Fermented naturally in older French oak and blended before bottling.   

 

This wine shows rich leesy characteristics, crushed seashells, citrus and freshly cut lime on the nose. The palate is focused and minerally driven complemented by loads of yellow stone fruit. 

 

ENJOY

Ice cold, on its own or goes well with a variety of dishes.  Save it for a year (if you can) because it will only become better with age.

 

AGING POTENTIAL

To be enjoyed now, but will mature well for another 3-4 years.

 

BLEND INFORMATION

100% chardonnay

 

 

 

 

CLOUDS CHARDONNAY 2017

1,5L

 

TASTING NOTES

This wine has a delicate, fresh entry and shows crushed seashells, citrus blossoms and freshly cut limes on the nose.  The palate is tropically driven with a persistent mineral finish. 

 

ENJOY

This chardonnay pairs brilliantly with fresh oysters and other seafood, as well as game fish. 

 

AGING POTENTIAL

A very distinctive wine which shows great potential for aging 5 – 7 years. 

 

BLEND INFO:

100% chardonnay

 

 

CLOUDS PINK SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018



TASTING NOTES

This light salmon colour wine is a blend of sauvignon  blanc with its splash of syrah.  The nose is notes of raspberry filled with kiwi.  The palate is weighty but fresh and crisp with a long dry finish. 

 

ENJOY

The PINK pairs well with a variety of dishes, including cured meats, pate but drinks brilliantly on its own.  Best enjoyed ice cold and preferably next to the swimming pool. 

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

To be enjoyed now but will mature well over the next 3 years.

 

BLEND INFORMATION

98% sauvignon blanc, 2% shiraz

 

CLOUDS METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE 2017 



TASTING NOTES

The wine has intense granny smith apples on the nose, as well as a hint of biscuit.  The palate entry is clean with notes of lemon leading to a dry finish. 

 

ENJOY

This wine is perfect with a breakfast of poached eggs Benedict and smoked Salmon.  It also pairs well with oysters or a creamy pasta. 

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

Drink now or over the next 3 - 5 years.

 

BLEND INFORMATION

100% chardonnay 

 

CLOUDS 
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

 


TASTING NOTES

A tropical nose with some upfront mineral notes, this wine displays bright aromas of granadilla and more subtle nuances of gooseberry.  This follows through to a crisp dry wine on the palate with a distinct lingering finish.  A real crowd pleaser.

 

ENJOY

Ice cold, on its own or goes well with a variety of dishes.  Save it for a year (if you can) because it will only become better with age.

 

AGING POTENTIAL

To be enjoyed now, but will mature well for another 2-4years.

 

BLEND INFORMATION

100% sauvignon blanc

 

 

 

CLOUDS RED BLEND 2016

750ml & 1,5L

 

TASTING NOTES 

Dark and brooding, with black current and fynbos dominating the nose.  The palace it rich & dense with ripe, round tannins and just enough acidity to balance the fruit.  

 

IN THE VINEYARD

This blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Petit verdot is grown on Clouds Estate and harvested, fermented and matured together.  The wine spent 20 months in older French oak before being bottled with minimum filtration. 

 

ENJOY

Decant if possible, enjoy with hearty meat dishes and in front of a roaring fire.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

Enjoy now or drink over the next 10 years

 

BLEND INFORMATION

This wine is a rare, but true field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes

61% Cabernet

30% Merlot

9% Petit Verdot

 

 

CLOUDS RED BLEND 2016

750ml & 1,5L

 

TASTING NOTES 

Dark and brooding, with black current and fynbos dominating the nose.  The palace it rich & dense with ripe, round tannins and just enough acidity to balance the fruit.  

 

IN THE VINEYARD

This blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Petit verdot is grown on Clouds Estate and harvested, fermented and matured together.  The wine spent 20 months in older French oak before being bottled with minimum filtration. 

 

ENJOY

Decant if possible, enjoy with hearty meat dishes and in front of a roaring fire.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

Enjoy now or drink over the next 10 years

 

BLEND INFORMATION

This wine is a rare, but true field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes

61% Cabernet

30% Merlot

9% Petit Verdot

CLOUDS PINOT NOIR 2017

 

 

 TASTING NOTES 

This fruit forward and concentrated wine has a deep and brooding nose, shows a medley of perfumed purple and black fruit with typical sour cherry, black current and also some early undertones.  

 

A complex wine with a good balance of fresh fruit and oak-based acidity.  

 

ENJOY 

We recommend this wine a little chilled in the warmer months.  Pair with ostrich, beetroot or mushrooms 

 

AGING POTENTIAL 

Drink now or over the next 5 years 

 

BLEND INFORMATION

100% pinot noir

 

CLOUDS PINOT NOIR 2017

1,5L

 

TASTING NOTES

This Pinot noir is fruit-forward and concentrated. The nose is deep and brooding and shows a medley of perfumed purple and black fruit with typical sour cherry, black current and also some earthy undertones. It's a wine that's complex and fresh at the same time with just the right balance of fruit, oakand acidity.

 

ENJOY

We recommend this wine slightly chilled in the warmer months. It pairs well with seared ostrich, and is a good match with beetroot, mushrooms or rhubarb.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

Drink now or over the next 4-5 years.

 

BLEND INFORMATION

100% pinot noir

CLOUDS SHIRAZ 2016

 

TASTING NOTES

This Shiraz shows very perfumed purple fruit on the nose which also leads to the palate. The concentration and density of the Shiraz is balanced by good acid tension and delicate fruit. Soft and textured with loads of dark spice and a mineral finish.  Wine was oaked for 18 months in seasoned casks (no new oak) and only 9 barrels was produced. The wine was left to ferment naturally, and 30% of the bunches were whole pressed.

 

ENJOY

This wine is the perfect choice with game dishes.  Chef Linney paired it with crispy pork belly and Cajun spices for the Clouds tasting plates. 

  

AGEING POTENTIAL

Drink now or over the next 8 years.

 

BLEND INFORMATION

100% Shiraz