2017 Meerlust Rubicon

2017 Meerlust Rubicon

2017 Meerlust Rubicon

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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 False Bay only 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:
The 2017 Rubicon is a classic vintage of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Quintessential Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood, fennel and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note also evident on the nose. Still young and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins promising long beneficial maturation. A stand out vintage of Rubicon displaying all the charm of a perfect vintage from mature vines.

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

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16 % Merlot, 12 % Cabernet Franc and 4 % Petit Verdot

Country:

South Africa

Abv:

13.6%

Vintage:

2017

Region:

Western Cape

pH:

3.58

Oaked or Unoaked:

New French Oak (Nevers) & 40% Second Fill

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Style (R/S):

Dry (1.57 g/l)

Aged Before Release:

8 Months in Barrel Separately, then Blended & Aged 10 Months

Farming:

Organic / Sustainable

Drinkability:

Drink Now or Cellar 15-20 Years