Plaisir de Merle Shiraz 2016


Characteristics:
Dark ruby, aromas of ripe plum, violets and pepper. Full-bodied, soft and elegant. Spices on the lingering aftertaste. Can be cellared up to 7 years.

Food pairing:
Companion to red meat, juicy steaks or Osso Bucco.

About the winery:
This historic estate, situated between Paarl and Franschhoek, was founded in 1688 by French Huguenot Charles Marais. It was his grandson Jacob who built the mansion back in 1764. Throughout the years, this vast estate of 1,000 hectares took its current form. 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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