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Meerlust Pinot Noir 2016

R 1,668.00 | 33,360 StyleMiles R 1,501.00 | 30,020 StyleMiles

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Meerlust Pinot Noir 2016 is intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. The wine shows pronounced lifted perfume on the nose with red berry fruit, musk, wild mushrooms and hints of savoury richness and spice and a clean vibrant minerality.

On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.

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Meerlust Wine Estate at a glance...

Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of wine making continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.

Wines are only made from grapes grown on the Estate which is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character.

In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated varietal flavours.

Growing fine wines on the Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, beginning in 1756. Long recognized for producing world-class wines, the Meerlust Estate is singularly rich in charm and history. A tour of the estate, situated fifteen kilometres south of Stellenbosch, reveals its graceful manor house, classical wine cellar, rose gardens, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary.

The first owner of the property, a German immigrant named Henning Huising, recognized the beauty and potential of the farm and settled here in 1693. He named his new-found home “Meerlust”, meaning “pleasure of the sea”, as the manor house sits on a granite outcrop only 5 km from False Bay, and in the warm summer months the vineyards are refreshed by ocean breezes and evening mists which roll in from the coast.

Visitors to the Estate – a National Monument – have for centuries anticipated seeing the cool, white facade of the Manor House as they passed through the gates and along the palm and oak tree-lined drive. Not much has changed. Today, that sense of having arrived at a most treasured home and estate is enhanced by the knowledge – on seeing the sweep of vineyards that flank the drive – that here grow the grapes of the prized Meerlust wines.

Contemporary Meerlust is an exciting fusion of the refreshingly modern and the tearlessly classical.

Meerlust’s stately, Cape Dutch cellar – built in 1776, and originally the Estate’s wagon house – reveals a wealth of architectural detail. Beautifully restored by well-known Cape Town architect Revel Fox in 1974, with the installation of new pressing and cellar equipment, the cellar’s design is a mellifluous balance between the traditional historic and the functionally modern.

Importantly, this carefully planned renovation was successfully combined with the effective provision of the best available cellar installation for the production of superlative quality red wine. During 2008, under the guidance of eighth generation owner, Hannes Myburgh, further modernization of the cellar took place to ensure the meticulous handling of grapes and in particular the vinification of smaller parcels of grapes. Sensitive redevelopment has enabled a functioning modern winery to exist within a historical national treasure. Both time-honoured and modern techniques are applied to achieve the potential of the vineyards and soils, ensuring that each bottle bears the hallmark of Meerlust Estate wine. The wines are all made exclusively from grapes grown on the Estate.

On visiting the Estate, make sure you join Trish and Annemarie in the Meerlust wine shop. Here you will be able to enjoy a relaxed tasting of our full range of wines. The wine shop boasts a photographic timeline of both the history of Meerlust and the history of the Cape.

Private tasting’s available by appointment only, and groups larger than 10 are required to make a reservation. Tastings are charged at R30 per person, and are refunded per person purchasing.

The tasting room is open from Monday to Saturday, except on public holidays.

We look forward to seeing you here.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 09h00 – 17h00
Saturdays: 10h00 – 14h00
Closed Sundays and public holidays

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+ 27 (0) 21  461 6632

Meerlust Wine Estate

+27(0) 21 843 3587