Meerlust Chardonnay

Meerlust Chardonnay

Country: South Africa

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2019

ABV: 13%

Food Pairing: Fish, Pork, Roast Chicken

£21.95 Inc. VAT

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  • Description



Meerlust Chardonnay has complex, appealing aromas of pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity. The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish. Decanting and exposure to air opens the aroma and palate of the wine.

The grapes are sourced from 4 vineyards on the Estate situated on well drained Oakleaf, Dundee and Swartland soil types which produces the rich textured mouth feel and minerality. The younger vineyards were planted in 2007 on Cartref soils giving a greater fruit expression. The vineyards are mostly south facing towards the cool Atlantic of False Bay. Crop thinning occurred at pruning and at veraison. Six separate picking stages at optimum ripeness to ensure complexity and balance.



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