This Merlot and Cabernet blend is one of the South Africa’s iconic wines. Complex, ripe, and plummy with lovely finesse. Great with grilled lamb or spicy kebabs.
Cabernet Sauvignon blend – a style made famous by Bordeaux and now emulated the world over. New world wines tend to be rich and lush with blackcurrant, vanilla and spice character.
Meerlust has a long history and the Myburgh family have been making wine at the estate for eight generations since 1756. Current owner Hannes Myburgh (who studied winemaking at Geisenheim, Germany and Chateau Lafite) continues to maintain the family tradition to the art of fine wine making. Meerlust consists of 110 hectares of vineyards located 15 kilometers to the south of Stellenbosch and 5 kilometres away from False Bay. The Estate is ideally positioned for the production of characterful and complex wines – there are cooling ocean breezes and evening mists in the summertime which allow the grapes to ripen slowly and thereby gaining full, complex, rich and robust varietal characteristics. The soil is similar to those of Bordeaux, ideal for wine-growing offering the vines good drought resistance and conditions for producing concentrated, complex wines.
Stellenbosch is perhaps the most famous wine-producing region in South Africa. The town, in Western Cape’s Coastal Region, is steeped in history and is home to the country’s best-known wine estates. Cabernet Sauvignon is the region’s most widely planted grape variety, and is often combined with Merlot to create Bordeaux Blend wines.
Quite powerful and alcoholic, so need to be paired with strong flavours like grilled steak or game like venison.