A white wine with many facets

Meerlust Chardonnay 2020

Meerlust Chardonnay 2020
  • MEE-012020
  • Scores with fresh citrus notes and floral tones
  • Exceedingly long-lasting and mineral on the palate
  • A wonderful white wine with grilled fish
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23.95€ 31.93€/

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The Meerlust Chardonnay shimmers in the glass in a powerful platinum yellow that turns into a...
The Meerlust Chardonnay shimmers in the glass in a powerful platinum yellow that turns into a lively green. Already the bouquet makes you want more with its inviting scent of citrus fruits and pears. Floral tones and nuances of lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan successfully round off the first impression and give the white wine a wonderful richness of facets from the very first moment. The citrus aromas are also in focus on the palate and are balanced by a crisp acidity. On the finish, the Meerlust Chardonnay, which has been matured in oak for nine months, delights with its fresh, mineral and extremely long-lasting finish. You should definitely enjoy this multi-layered white wine on its own, but it also tastes excellent with dishes of grilled fish as well as white and dark meat.

Awards

Jg. 2020
Tim Atkin 93 Points
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

Expert Judgement

"Meerlust Chardonnay has shifted in style since I last tasted it for the report and is now a much more focused, balanced white. Deftly oaked in 61% new barrels, it has lemon and lime flavours, some sea breeze freshness and subtle texture from partial malolactic. " Tim Atiken

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Name:
Meerlust Chardonnay 2020
Article-No.:
MEE-012020
Grape Varieties:
Chardonnay
Vintage:
2020
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, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
23.95€ / bottle à 0,75
Filling Quantity:
0,75
Alcohol Strength:
13,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
6,6 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,4 g/l
Serve at:
12- 14 °C
Best before:
2026
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.