Pinot Noir

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2018

  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 12.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
12.5%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
Meerlust
Region
Stellenbosch
Country
South Africa
93 AVG
Drink now or cellar for up to 6 years. No need to decant before serving.

The very first owner of the Meerlust estate, a German immigrant Henning Huising who settled there in 1693, named the property “pleasure of the sea” after its stunning location on a granite outcrop just 5km from False Bay. Today it is run by Hannes Myburgh, the eighth generation of the family to work the estate since they purchased it in 1756.

Blessed with cooling ocean breezes and fogs which help moderate the hot summers, the property is located just 15km from Stellenbosch with 110 hectares planted with Bordeaux varietals and some Pinot Noir. Although the region isn’t well-known for Pinot, this example is made from three clones planted at the top of a hill where conditions are ideal for making elegant, Old World-style Pinot Noir.

In the glass there’s an attractive vibrant ruby hue and gentle hints of floral perfume, dark berries, and wild mushrooms. The first sip reveals plenty of ripe red cherry, fine tannins, and a pure, clean finish with a lingering bright streak of acidity. It’s a great Pinot to enjoy with classic pairings like roast duck, charcuterie, herby braised lamb, or wild mushroom risottos.
 
Description
Drink now or cellar for up to 6 years. No need to decant before serving.

The very first owner of the Meerlust estate, a German immigrant Henning Huising who settled there in 1693, named the property “pleasure of the sea” after its stunning location on a granite outcrop just 5km from False Bay. Today it is run by Hannes Myburgh, the eighth generation of the family to work the estate since they purchased it in 1756.

Blessed with cooling ocean breezes and fogs which help moderate the hot summers, the property is located just 15km from Stellenbosch with 110 hectares planted with Bordeaux varietals and some Pinot Noir. Although the region isn’t well-known for Pinot, this example is made from three clones planted at the top of a hill where conditions are ideal for making elegant, Old World-style Pinot Noir.

In the glass there’s an attractive vibrant ruby hue and gentle hints of floral perfume, dark berries, and wild mushrooms. The first sip reveals plenty of ripe red cherry, fine tannins, and a pure, clean finish with a lingering bright streak of acidity. It’s a great Pinot to enjoy with classic pairings like roast duck, charcuterie, herby braised lamb, or wild mushroom risottos.
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