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Muratie Ronnie Melck Shiraz 2017

Described by the makers as "Humble, honest and full of integrity."
Big & Bold
Special Price £18.95 Regular Price £19.95
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Producer Muratie
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Wine Type Red Wine
Body / Style Big & Bold
Grape Blend 100% Shiraz/Syrah
Bottle Size (ml) 750
% Abv 14
Vintage 2017
Special Features Sustainable
Extra Info Black fruit & Chocolate
Food Pairing Guide BBQ, ribs, burgers or even Indian Tandoori
Muratie Ronnie Melck Shira is a polished wine, from its silky tannins to its dark wood spice, it oozes black plum and mulberry fruit that is succulent without being jammy. There are violets on the nose, dark chocolate too, but lasting impressions are pleasingly savoury, from black pepper to smoked meats. Soft and voluptuous enough to be enjoyed on release, it has the structure to start reaching its full potential after about five years. As a direct descendant of Martin Melck (who owned Muratie from 1763 to 1781), Ronnie rekindled a centuries-old love affair and fulfilled a lifelong dream when he bought this gracious old wine farm in 1987, welcoming it back into the Melck fold. Humble, honest and full of integrity, he lived for Muratie and is the only owner whose remains rest here, under the trees on the highest part of the farm. Made in traditional open fermenters and matured for 16 months in 100% French oak (20% new), this wine honours his warm personality, ‘photographic palate’ and instinctive flair for winemaking.
The vineyards yield approximately 7 tons per Hectare. The grapes are handpicked at optimum ripeness, then gently crushed and destalked. The wine is made in traditional open fermenters which enable plunging and pump overs to be done with ease. The wine is matured for 16 months in 100% French oak barrels.
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