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Meerlust Merlot 2018

A delicious Stellenbosch Merlot from this esteemed estate, which shows just how juicy, opulent and rich Merlot can be. A Lekker Wines favourite!
Soft & Supple
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Producer Meerlust
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Wine Type Red Wine
Body / Style Soft & Supple
Grape Blend 93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc
Bottle Size (ml) 750
% Abv 14
Vintage 2018
Extra Info Pure, juicy, opulent
Food Pairing Guide Red meats, game and strong cheeses.
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Meerlust Merlot is a delicious, rich and juicy style of Merlot from this esteemed estate in Stellenbosch. It's a wine with a deep, youthful purple colour and intense aromas of dark brambly fruit and damson, as well as complex layers of liquorice, dark chocolate and spice. The full bodied palate offers generous, ripe fruit which shoes the purity of Merlot, with freshness and silky tannins. A lovely wine which demonstrates the juiciness, opulence and richness that Merlot is capable of. Meerlust is a family favourite at Lekker Wines so we're very pleased to have them on the list!

Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the dedication to quality winemaking continues under the guidance of 8th generation, Hannes Myburgh and Cellar Master, Chris Williams. The name Meerlust means “pleasure of the sea”, as the property is situated 5km from False Bay (and 15km south of Stellenbosch), with the cooling influence of the coast, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly.

vegetarian, but not vegan 40% green harvesting takes place at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening. A portion of the wine was given extended maceration on the skins for two weeks before pressing. Fermentation occurs in small stainless steel vats with regular pumping over for gentle extraction. Partial un-innoculated fermentation takes place before the juice passes into French oak tight grained Hogsheads for malolactic fermentation. After racking, the wine is matured in 65% new Nevers French oak, 35% second fill Nevers for 19 months before bottling. The grapes are selected from 16 and 30 year old estate-grown Merlot plantings situated on clay-rich oak leaf, Vilafontes and Klapmuts soil. The grapes were hand picked and selected in the coolness of the morning.
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