The perfect red wine to accompany your dinner

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2018

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2018
  • MEE-022018
  • Elegant, refined and fruit driven red wine
  • Wonderfully complex thanks to spicy and earthy notes
  • Was once again awarded with 4.5 John Platter stars
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

24.95€ 33.27€/l

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The Meerlust Pinot Noir shimmers in an intense ruby-red in the glass and shows its richness of...
The Meerlust Pinot Noir shimmers in an intense ruby-red in the glass and shows its richness of facets already in the bouquet. Aromas of red berries, paired with spicy and earthy notes, as well as vibrant mineral nuances pamper the senses of the connoisseur from the very first moment. On the palate, wonderful cherry aromas reveal characteristic notes of the Pinot Noir grape variety and the red wine impresses above all with its elegance and finesse, paired with fresh acidity. The Meerlust Pinot Noir has matured for eleven months in oak and is an excellent and incredibly versatile food companion. Try it with duck, grilled fish or tuna. White and dark meat or a variety of cheeses are also a very good choice with the Meerlust Pinot Noir.

Awards

Jg. 2018
4.5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2017
IWSC Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, Robert Parker 86 Points
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Robert Parker 87 Points, Tim Atkin 89 Points

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Name:
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2018
Article-No.:
MEE-022018
Grape Varieties:
Pinot Noir
Vintage:
2018
Winery:
Meerlust
Importer/ Distributor:
Distell (Europe) Ltd- 209-217 High St- TW12 1NP Hampton Hill- United Kingdom
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Meerlust, Baden Powell Drive, 7599 Stellenbosch, South Africa
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
24.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
12,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
5,4 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,2 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
2023
In the Cellar:
The wine matured in oak for eleven months.
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Allergen:
Sulphite

Meerlust – family-owned for over 250 Years

Since 1756, Meerlust has been owned by the family Myburgh. Meanwhile, the family runs the estate in the eighth generation and plays a huge role in the ongoing success, together with the fantastic team around of cellarer Chris Williams. The name Meerlust means ‘the joy of the sea’, after all, the yard is just about five kilometres away from the False Bay. Many historical buildings on the site are a testament to the eventful history of the family and the whole land. Since 1987, the entire winery Meerlust is a national monument of South Africa. Numerous artists have used it for inspiration, such as the South African Jacob Hendrik Pierneef or the American author James Michener.

The repeated Crossing of the Rubicon

Especially because of its red wine Rubicon, Meerlust gained the reputation of being the icon of South African wine. It questioned all established ideas about wine from South Africa. During a trip to the French Bordeaux, Nico Myburgh, the father of today’s owner, realised that the terroir of the French area was very similar to his in Meerlust. But whilst until then only single-grape wines had been produced in South Africa, the Bordeaux wines flourished simply because of the various grapes that were perfectly balanced in a blend. After his return and some years of experimenting, Meerlust created not only one of the first South African blends, but the very best yet according to many gourmets. With this creation, Meerlust had turned the South African wine world upside down. As a sign for this revolutionary event, the only appropriate name was chosen for this red wine: Rubicon.

Perfect Terroir and numerous Awards

The terroir in Meerlust is very similar to the one in Bordeaux. Both have special climatic conditions that are defined by the cooling sea breeze and simultaneously sufficient sunlight. The soils are mainly a mixture of granite and clay. This terroir is just ideal for the cultivation of various grape varieties. Numerous awards for the Meerlust Rubicon and the other premium wines speak a clear language: due to its terroir and the passionate work of the family Myburgh and its team, Meerlust stands for high class wines on a high level.