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Meerlust Chardonnay 2018

75cl

£17.19 (Approximate price)

Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: white wine
Vintage: 2018 Other vintages
Appellation:Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa)
Winery: Meerlust Wine Estate
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Chardonnay
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
The Meerlust Chardonnay 2018 is a white wine made by Meerlust Wine Estate from Stellenbosch vinified with chardonnay from 2018. At Drinks&Co, this white wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points.

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Meerlust Chardonnay 2018 (Chardonnay)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Meerlust Chardonnay 2018 has a bright, polished platinum with green colour.
  • Nose: Complex on the nose, with pear, citrus, and delicate floral aromas.
  • Mouth: Dry taste, with a full mineral flavour complemented with citrus fruit flavours and crisp acidity.

APPELLATION: Stellenbosch

VINEYARD: Meerlust Estate. Located in South Africa, this estate is named after the ocean, meaning literally ‘pleasure of the ocean'. Collected from four different vineyards within the estate, the different soil types contribute to the mineral flavour and the rich texture found in this Chardonnay. The grapes benefit from the ocean breeze that bathes the south-facing vineyards, and the combination of old and new grapes bring a delicious character to this vine.

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay.

AGEING: Barrel matured for nine months before bottling.

PREPARATION: The grapes are handpicked. Fermentation takes place 40% in new tight grain Allier French oak and 60% second fill 300 litre barrels. For half of the barrels the fermentation was assisted with specially selected Chardonnay yeast, while the other half was left to ferment naturally. The following step was malolactic fermentation, and finally the maturation process in wooden barrels. The end result is an elegant liquor with an appealing flavour and a full body. Meerlust Chardonnay 2018 is the touch of elegance and sophistication that you were missing.

PAIRING: This Chardonnay pairs perfectly with grilled salmon, pork belly, roast chicken, roast pork, and some cheeses, such as cheddar and gruyere.

RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 12 - 14°C

ALCOHOL: 12.9%

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Reviews of Meerlust Chardonnay 2018

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4 /5

Dieser sortenreine Chardonnay präsentiert sich im Glas mit einem hellen, strahlenden Platinton mit lebhafen, grünen Reflexen.
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4 /5

In einem kräftigen Platingelb, das grüne Reflexionen aufweist, schimmert der Meerlust Chardonnay im Glas. Schon das Bouquet kündigt mit vielschichtigen Noten von Zitrusfrüchten, Birne, Marzipan und floralen Tönen einen komplexen Wein an. Am Gaumen finden sich die reichhaltigen Zitrusaromen wieder und werden von einer knackigen Säure wunderbar ausbalanciert. Im langanhaltenden Abgang zeigt sich der Weißwein, der neun Monate in französischer Eiche reifte, frisch und mineralisch. Dank seiner Komplexität ist der Meerlust Chardonnay der ideale Partner zu gegrilltem Fisch und passt sowohl zu hellem als auch zu dunklem Fleisch ganz wunderbar. Wenn Sie den Weißwein vor dem Servieren dekantieren, können sich die Aromen des Meerlust Chardonnay übrigens noch besser entfalten.
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4 /5

Luxuriös in der Ausstattung: Die Komplexität dieses Chardonnays ist umwerfend, denn sie verbindet fruchtige Süße mit mineralischen Akzenten und erfrischender Säure. Ein Weißwein, wie er sein soll - zumal er vom südafrikanischen Vorzeige-Weingut Meerlust kommt.
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4/5

Attractively platinum in colour with bright green inflections. Complex and pretty on the nose with notes of quince, citrus and vibrant florals, which develop into lemon curd, oatmeal and marzipan richness. Full bodied and generous on the palate with a crisp acidity and a long, mineral finish.
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4/5

- Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with 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.
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