Numerously awarded red wine

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2017

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2017
  • MEE-022017
  • Fruity with mineral and earthy notes
  • Lovely meal companion, also with poultry and fish
  • Awarded with 4.5 John Platter Stars and IWSC Silver
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

24.95€ 33.27€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

The Meerlust Pinot Noir shimmers in a beautiful ruby red colour in the glass and gives off the...
The Meerlust Pinot Noir shimmers in a beautiful ruby red colour in the glass and gives off the wonderful scent of red berries, accompanied by earthy and mineral notes. These aromas can also be found on the palate and are balanced by a fresh acidity. Its complexity makes Meerlust Pinot Noir an elegant and refined red wine which matured in oak for eleven months. Enjoy the red wine best with dark meat but duck, grilled fish or tuna are an excellent choice, too. Meerlust Pinot Noir is also a good combination with mushrooms and a delicious cheese platter.


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

Expert Judgement

"As usual, 17 stresses the savoury - forest floor, fungal - side of the variety, though there's depth of fruit yielding some fragrance. More forceful tannic structure than most local pinots; serious dry finish to a satisfying varietal expression." John Platter Wine Guide 2019

Goes With:

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2017
Grape Varieties:
Pinot Noir
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
Meerlust, Baden Powell Drive, 7599 Stellenbosch, South Africa
Bottle Cap:
24.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
12,5 % Vol.
5,4 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,2 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in oak for eleven months.

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.