Meerlust Chardonnay 2011 13% 75cl

Meerlust Chardonnay 2011 13% 75cl

Be the first to review this product

Key Info

Type White
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Vintage 2011
Grape Chardonnay
Style White - Oaky, Dry.
Strength 13%

Out of Stock

Sorry but this product is currently out of stock. Please check back again in a few hours.

Description

Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, dating back to 1756. Long recognised for producing world-class wines, the Meerlust Estate is singularly rich in charm and history.

Grapes

100% Chardonnay

Viticulture

Sourced from 2 vineyards on the Estate planted in 1991 (15 years old in year of vintage) situated on alluvial Dundee soils. Crop thinning at runing and at veraison. 5 Seperate picking stages at optimum ripenus.

Wine Making

Picked by hand, partial whole bunch pressing and immediate transfer of free run to 300 liter French Oak Hogsheads. 60 % new barrels, 40% second fill. Fermentation in oak, partial un-innoculated ermentation. Partial malo-lactic fermentation. Maturation in oak for 12 months with occasional lees stirring before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Very youthful, vivid and with a brilliant bright platinum colour and pronounced green hue. Complex nose with citrus fruit, green apple & cream flavours, the nose becomes creamy & nutty with delicious ouquet of marzipan, halva & oatmeal.

On the palate the wine is full bodied & generous, but still balanced by crisp acidity. There is ripe tropical fruit & creaminess balanced by a pure minerality typical of the variety. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish indicating the richness and persistence of the vintage.

Food Matching

Grilled fish, white and red meat.

Reviews

Write Your Own Review : Meerlust Chardonnay 2011 13% 75cl

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Related Products

Chat with Us