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Meerlust Red 2017

Meerlust Estate Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2017
  • ABV: 14%
  • Origin: Stellenbosch / South Africa
  • Grapes: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot

Description

Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, dating back to 1693. Meerlust, with its historic ma r house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometers away. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the Estate which is uniquely positioned to produce wines with exceptional complexity and character. In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated varietal flavours. The soils consist of predominantly deep, well drained Hutton and Clovelly soil types, affording the vines excellent drought resistance and an ideal substrata for producing concentrated, complex wines Meerlust produces wines that are true to the intrinsic character of their vineyards located in the Stellenbosch region. The diverse soils, the unique coastal climate and over 300 years of dedication are all essential components of Meerlust’s complex, rich, and truly distinctive wines.

The Meerlust Red has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim, bright and vivacious in the glass, youthful. The se is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice, and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla, and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, with long palate finish.

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