Refined representative of its grape variety

Marianne Merlot 2018

4.5* Platter
Marianne Merlot 2018
  • MAR-052018
  • Harmony of dark fruits and spices
  • Full-bodied and long-lasting taste
  • Awarded 4.5 out of 5 John Platter Stars
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The grape variety Merlot belongs to the demanding and difficult grapes - that refined wines can...
The grape variety Merlot belongs to the demanding and difficult grapes - that refined wines can be created from it is the best example of Marianne Merlot. The scent of dark fruits rises to the nose, wafted by a hint of dried cranberries. Full-bodied and expressive, the red wine, aged for 16-22 months in French oak, presents itself on the palate. Notes of ripe red and dark fruits, paired with spicy nuances provide a long-lasting taste. Therefore, enjoy the Marianne Merlot either pure or with a steak or lamb with herb crust.

Awards

Jg. 2018
4.5 John Platter Stars, The Michelangelo Platinum
Jg. 2015
4 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2014
The Michelangelo Gold, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 90 Points

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Name:
Marianne Merlot 2018
Article-No.:
MAR-052018
Grape Varieties:
Merlot
Vintage:
2018
Winery:
Marianne
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Marianne, Valley Road - Off R44, 7600 Stellenbosch, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
24.50€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
5,3 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,1 g/l
Serve at:
14-18 °C
Best before:
2028
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for 16-22 months.
Appellation:
Paarl
Allergen:
Sulphite

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.