2017 Meerlust Red

2017 Meerlust Red

2017 Meerlust Red

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Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, dating back to 1693. Meerlust, with its historic maor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary is situated fifteen kilometres south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometres 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.

Tasting Note:
This has a bright, medium intense ruby red colour. On the nose it has intense cassis, plum, raspberries, mint, bell pepper and BBQ aromas as well as exotic spice; medium-bodied on the palate it shows more red fruit here, sour cherries, cranberries, wild strawberries with a hint of violets and savoury herbs. The tannins are gentle, ripe and silky. An excellent value entry level Bordeaux blend.

This is a Dry , Medium+ bodied wine with High acidity and Medium+ tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with High alcohol and a Medium+ finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Country:

South Africa

Abv:

14.0%

Vintage:

2017

Region:

Walker Bay

pH:

3.61

Oaked or Unoaked:

New and Second Fill French Oak

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Style (R/S):

Dry (2.5 g/l)

Aged Before Release:

17 Months Before Bottling

Farming:

Organic / Sustainable

Drinkability:

Drink Now or Over 8/10 Years