Meerlust Rubicon, Stellenbosch 1.5 Litre Magnum

£52.75 / bottle
£601.35 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Meerlust Rubicon presented in 1.5 Litre Magnum. Also available in bottles. The magnums are presented in individual gift tins.

Meerlust Estate is one of the oldest and most prestigious South African Wineries in the Stellenbosch wine region. 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. The head winemaker since 2004 is Chris Williams, who has worked at Meerlust since 1995, and has worked for Michel Rolland in France. Meerlust consists of 110 hectares of vineyards located 15 kilometers to the south of Stellenbosch and 5 kilometers 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, it is deep well-draining Hutton and Clovelly soil types (decomposing granite and clay), ideal for wine-growing offering the vines good drought resistance and conditions for producing concentrated, complex wines. 110 hectares are planted, mainly with red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.

Meerlust Rubicon 2014 is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. After the initial fermentation the different parcels of wines undergo malolactic fermentation in barrel for 7 months before assessment and assmeblage. Finally, the wine is aged for a total of 19 months in 65% new French Nevers oak with 35% 2nd fill Nevers and Allier barrels. Winemaker is Chris Williams.

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