Meerlust Red 2015

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Food Pairing: Beef and Cheese

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 17°-18°C.

Style: Dry

Region: Stellenbosch

Alc. 13,5% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,2g/l

Total Acidity: 6,4g/l

pH: 3,5

Aging Potential: Up to six years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

12,90 €

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Meerlust Chardonnay 2017

Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity. The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish.

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay 

Food Pairing: Grilled fish, white and red meat.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 12°-14°C.

Style: Dry

Region: Stellenbosch

Alc. 13% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,2g/l

Total Acidity: 6,4g/l

pH: 3,5

Vineyard:

Sourced from 3 vineyards on the Estate situated on well drained Oakleaf, Dundee and Swartland soil types which produces the rich textured mouth feel and minerality. The younger vineyards were planted in 2007 on Cartref soils giving a greater fruit expression. Crop thinning occurred at pruning and at veraison. Five separate picking stages at optimum ripeness.

Vinification: Hand picked.  Partial whole bunch pressing and static settling overnight.

Aging Potential: Up to six years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Awards:

2017 SAWi Awards - Grand Gold

5 Stars Platters Guide 2017

Decanter April 2017 - 90 points

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Importer:

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

19,99 €

26,65 € / L
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Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 has an intense, youthful purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the nose the wine shows intense cassis, mulberry, plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied and impressively structured with rich blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity.

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Pairing: Roast meat and game. Ideally served at 18ºC - 20ºC.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 18°-20°C.

Style: Dry

Stellenbosch

Alc. 14% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,2g/l

Total Acidity: 5,9g/l

pH: 3,6

Vineyard

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 was vinified from selected fruit from low-yielding mature vineyards. The vines are densely planted on gravelly, low vigour Vilafontes and Dundee soil which has approximately 15 % clay to ensure water availability to the vines roots right through the growing season. The hand picked fruit was vinified in the traditional manner with partial un-inoculated fermentation and regular remontage. Only the free-run wine was used and aged for 21 months in tight grained French Nevers oak barrels. 50% of the barrels were brand new with 50 % second fill casks.

Vinification:

The hand picked fruit was vinified in the traditional manner with partial un-inoculated fermentation and regular remontage. Only the free-run wine was used and aged for 21 months in tight grained French Nevers oak barrels. 50% of the barrels were brand new with 50 % second fill casks.

Aging Potential:

Although approachable now the Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 will be best from 4 - 15 years from vintage.

Awards:

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Importer:

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

20,99 €

27,99 € / L
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Meerlust Pinot Noir 2016

Intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. The wine shows pronounced lifted perfume on the nose with red berry fruit, musk, wild mushrooms and hints of savoury richness and spice and a clean vibrant minerality. . On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

Food Pairing: White and red meats, duck, Parma ham, grilled line fish, tuna, wild mushrooms and traditional cheeses.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 18°-20°C.

Style: Dry

Stellenbosch

Alc. 13,3% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,8g/l

Total Acidity: 5,8g/l

pH: 3,55

Vineyard:

Selected from 3 clones of Pinot Noir with an average age of 20 years old, situated on loamy gravel topsoil with clay sub-soil.The vineyards are located at the highest point on the Estate (85-120m) with South facing aspect to benefit from the cool, maritime breeze from False Bay. 30% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 50% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening.

Vinification:

245Fermentation in small stainless steel cuvees with regular pigeage for gentle extraction. Partial un-innoculated fermentation before pressing directly into French oak tight grained Hogsheads for malo-lactic fermentation. After racking, the wine was matured in 50% new Allier Hogsheads and 50% second fill Hogsheads for 11 months before bottling.

Aging Potential: Up to 2023, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

21,99 €

29,32 € / L
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Meerlust Rubicon 2015

Tasted in early 2018, the Rubicon 2015 is showing all of the hallmarks of a great, classic vintage of Rubicon. Incredibly dense purple-ebony core with very slight gradation at the rim. The nose is brooding, dark bramble fruit, cassis, plum, incense and liquorice, it is still very tightly coiled, slowly offering cigar box, crushed stone and subtle oak spice. On the palate the wine is concentrated yet restrained with dark fruit flavours of pastille, mulberry and dark chocolate, all held in an intricate lattice of polished sleek grape tannin. Still very young yet approachable, this Rubicon promises a long future of maturation and enjoyment.

Grape Varieties: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23 % Merlot, 12 % Cabernet Franc and 4 % Petit Verdot

Food Pairing: Grilled fish, white and red meat.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 18°-20°C.

Style: Dry

Stellenbosch

Alc. 14% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,4g/l

Total Acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,66

Vineyard

The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on low yielding, predominantly biotite partially decomposed granite gravel topsoil rich in quartz and feldspar to a depth of approximately 600mm with a loamy clay subsoil. The Merlot vineyards are planted on more clay rich, yet well drained soils to ensure moisture retention and availability to the vines roots right through the summer. There are considerable deposits of iron-rich Laterite in the Merlot vineyards which accentuates the fruit definition and mineral profile of the wine.

The Cabernet Franc Vineyard is situated on very well drained, stony Vilafontes soil with approximately 20% clay which is ideal for this variety.The Petit Verdot is on Oakleaf 3 soils on a northerly aspect to ensure full phenolic ripeness

Vinification: Hand picked.  Partial whole bunch pressing and static settling overnight.

Aging Potential: 15 - 30 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Awards:

2017 SAWi Awards - Platinum

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Commended Medal

scored 92 by Neil Martin from The Wine Advocate (eRobertParker.com) December 2012

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

25,90 €

34,53 € / L
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