Meerlust Pinot Noir 2018
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Light-Bodied Red|
|Grape Blend||100% Pinot Noir|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Complex, savoury, elegant|
|Food Pairing Guide||White and red meats, parma ham, grilled line fish, tuna, wild mushrooms and traditional cheeses.|
Meerlust Pinot Noir is a complex and savoury style of Pinot with rich red fruits and spice. The colour is an inviting translucent ruby, with perfumey aromas of berries and wild mushrooms. The summery strawberry and red cherry flavours are coupled with a savoury richness and bright acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse, and the tannins give subtle structure to the finish, making for a very serious bottle of wine with all the hallmarks of great Pinot Noir.
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. Cellar Master, Chris Williams, who has worked on the estate since 1995 has been in charge of winemaking since 2004. 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.