Meerlust Chardonnay fermentation takes place in oak, 50% of which is new. After that, the wine matures for 10 months in oak before it is bottled.
Sourced from three of our own vineyards in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The vineyards are pampered by Roelie Joubert and nothing is left to chance.
During the véraison (colouring of the grapes) the green harvest takes place: about 40% of the fruit is cut away, leaving two bunches per vine.
Picking takes place in five stages to guarantee optimal ripeness.
Meerlust, bought in 1756, is one of the absolute cult names of Stellenbosch. With a rich history and a wide range of international awards, this winery belongs to the top of Stellenbosch and South Africa.
The flagship of Meerlust, which translates freely as ‘the pleasure of the sea’, is Rubicon, a Bordeaux blend that can easily develop for years in the bottle and can compete with the top Bordeaux wines.
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