Incredibly fruity and complex

Meerlust Chardonnay 2019

Meerlust Chardonnay 2019
  • MEE-012019
  • Full-bodied white wine with wonderful citrus aromas
  • Harmoniously balanced and fresh with a crisp acidity
  • Simply fantastic with grilled fish
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

22.95€ 30.60€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

The Meerlust Chardonnay flows into the glass in a vibrant colour that changes from platinum...
The Meerlust Chardonnay flows into the glass in a vibrant colour that changes from platinum yellow to green and immediately exudes the inviting scent of pears and lemons. Floral notes and marzipan underscore the fruity aromas and give the bouquet even more complexity. On the palate, the white wine, which has matured for nine months in French oak, is straight and very fruity with its concentrated citrus aromas. The well-balanced but still crisp acidity, the wonderfully fresh finish as well as mineral tones linger for a long time in a pleasant way. The expressive Meerlust Chardonnay is therefore a treat in itself, but it is also an excellent accompaniment to dishes with light or dark meat or grilled fish.

Awards

Jg. 2019
4.5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2018
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver
Jg. 2017
4 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Silver
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2015
5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Robert Parker 87 Points, Tim Atkin 91 Points

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Name:
Meerlust Chardonnay 2019
Article-No.:
MEE-012019
Grape Varieties:
Chardonnay
Vintage:
2019
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:
22.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
13 % Vol.
Acidity:
6,2 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,2 g/l
Serve at:
12-14 °C
Best before:
2025
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for nine 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.