Meerlust Pinot Noir 2016
Intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. The wine shows pronounced lifted perfume on the nose with red berry fruit, musk, wild mushrooms and hints of savoury richness and spice and a clean vibrant minerality. On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.
2016 was one of the earliest vintages for Pinot Noir on the estate. Grapes handpicked and selected in the coolness of morning before partial de-stemming and crushing. Up to 2023, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.
Personal Food pairing:
White and red meats, duck, Parma ham, grilled line fish, tuna, wild mushrooms and traditional cheeses.