Plaisir de Merle Cabernet Franc 2006

Deep ruby colour, nose with spices and floral notes. Character wine, but supple, with the advantage of bottle ageing. Has matured for 16 months on new French oak. Small production.

Food pairing:
Baked or grilled red meat, with savoury sauces.

About the winery:
This historic estate, situated between Paarl and Franschhoek, was founded in 1688 by French Huguenot Charles Marais. Today's winemaker Neil Bester is very driven and monitors the wines closely. The vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg and are in the skilled hands of viticulturist Hannes van Rensburg. Flagship wine is a Cabernet-based Bordeaux with Shiraz.


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