Wine of the Year at the John Platter Wine Guide

Marianne Floreal 2018

5* Platter
Marianne Floreal 2018
  • MAR-092018
  • Fruit-driven with hints of spices and vanilla
  • Elegant, well-structured and long-lasting
  • Awarded the top rating of 5 John Platter Stars
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44.00€ 58.67€/l

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Already the dark colour announces a complex wine - a promise that the Marianne Floreal also...
Already the dark colour announces a complex wine - a promise that the Marianne Floreal also keeps. The blend of Merlot (35%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%) and Shiraz (30%) impresses with its aromas of red fruits, especially cherries are very present. Undertones of vanilla and spices provide a nice complexity. On the palate, the red wine, which matured for eighteen months in new French oak barrels, is very well-structured before ending with a lingering and elegant finish. The Marianne Floreal is a red wine for special moments and therefore a great pleasure on its own. However, it also accompanies meat dishes with beef or duck quite wonderfully. The critics of the John Platter Wine Guide were already enthusiastic and named the Marianne Floreal "Wine of the Year 2022" in the category "Other red blends".


Jg. 2018
5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2010
4.5 John Platter Stars, The Michelangelo Gold

Expert Judgement

"Inky hued 2018 lots to offer, sumptuous fruit, layered complexity, violet, scrub, exotic spice, firm but ripe tannin for ageing." John platter Wine Guide 2022

Goes With:

Marianne Floreal 2018
Grape Varieties:
Merlot (35%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Shiraz (30%)
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Marianne, Valley Road - Off R44, 7600 Stellenbosch, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
44.00€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
5,3 g/l
Residual Sugar:
4,3 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in new French oak barrels for 18 months.
Coastal Region

The Wines from Marianne

Being a small boutique winery, Marianne produces only a small and strictly limited amount of bottles. If nothing else, this is why the team focuses on a high quality of all vintages. Every wine has matured for at least three years after the harvest before it is officially released.
The red wines such as the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Desirade (Merlot and Cabernet), Floreal (Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot) or the Cape Blend (Cabernet, Pinotage, Shiraz, Merlot) enchant with a brave aromatic structure, dominant fruit notes and well integrated tannins. The Marianne Wine Estate is also famous for its noble delicacies that are perfect meal companions and feature a high ageing potential. This is true for the red wines and the white wines alike.

Marianne Winery – a French History in South Africa

In 1688, the first Huguenots fled to the South African Western Cape due to religious persecution by Louis XIV and therefore laid the foundation for prosperous wine cultivation. Numerous renowned South African wineries are at home here in the present day. In 2002, Christian Dauriac discovered the winery Marianne and was immediately impressed by the possibilities for creating premium wines for gourmets. The Dauriac family has already more than 30 years of experience in wine cultivation since they run three successful wineries in France: Château Clémence, Destieux and Château Montlisse.

Marianne Unites French Knowledge with South African Nature

The modern winery Marianne produces wines from classic red grape varieties on South African terroir. Some of the special wines of the estate are the Merlot, the Desirade as well as the Floreal. They have already been awarded with the Veritas Award; further well-known awards are, for example, the sought-after John Platter Stars and the Michelangelo Award. The Marianne Cape Blend is very popular amongst friends of South Africa wine. A powerful red wine with a bouquet of dark fruits such as currants, united with light tannins.

Luxury Holiday on the Winery

Visitors of the Marianne Country House are offered a stay of the highest quality, attentive service and a cosy country atmosphere. Eight unique guest rooms with freshly refurbished luxury bathrooms and a modern, South African interior style are the perfect starting point for long exploratory tours of the exciting Winelands. Matching its surroundings, the on-site restaurant Olivello offers an indigenous menu with its own wine specialties.