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Blended Red Melck’s, Muratie, Stellenbosch 2018/19 75cl

£13.95 PER BOTTLE

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COUNTRY: South Africa
VINTAGE: 2018/19
APV: 14%
GRAPE VARIETIES: Cabernet Franc , Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot
FOODS: Beef, Duck, game, Lamb, Stews, goose, strong cheeses
REGION: Stellenbosch
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Blended Red Melck’s, Muratie, Stellenbosch 2018/19 75cl

The Muratie Wine Estate is tucked away in the Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch, one of the great wine making regions of South Africa. The estate must be one of the oldest in South Africa with a history that stretches back to 1685. Today the Melck family is the steward of this estate. A blend of Shiraz (36%), Cabernet Sauvignon (33%), Merlot (20%) and Mourvedre (11%) from a number of vineyards across the estate, this medium-bodied wine is unpretentious and well crafted with soft tannins, lush black fruit and hints of white pepper and mocha from careful oaking. Very warming and smooth with a long finish, it is perfect company for the long winter evenings. Enjoy with game, duck, stews and strong cheeses.
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux blends have been centuries in the making and have become synonymous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends from the US labeled Meritage. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. These five red grapes are the components of a classic Bordeaux blend. Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Merlot usually play the lead role, while Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot act as the supporting cast. These three grapes help to add colour, structure and body in varying amounts. A Bordeaux blend typically, but not exclusively, uses at least three of the five grapes to be labeled as such, but many wines in Bordeaux and else where stick to just two. Each year the percentage of each grape in the blend can vary and the winemaker can include more of the variety that excelled in that particular vintage.
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