One of the most respected estates in Stellenbosch, Meerlust has long been recognised for its world-class wines. Their Chardonnay matured for 11 months in French oak barrel, 50% of which is new.
Complex nose of pear, citrus and floral notes with hints of citrus fruits and marzipan. Medium bodied and balanced with a crisp acidity and fresh on the finish with stony minerality.
South African white wine from Stellenbosch South Africa, made with Chardonnay.
Meerlust Estate is one of the most respected estates in Stellenbosch and has been owned by the Myburgh family since 1756. Located fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, all their wines are made from grapes grown on the Estate. Cellar Master, Chris Williams has worked in Bordeaux alongside guru eonologist Michel Rolland. Meerlust is famous for its Rubicon, named after the Rubicon river in Rome, that was crossed by Julius Cesar and changed the course of history of the Roman empire. View our selection.
The 10.50 hectares of vineyards are planted on various soil and a further 33 hectares are suitable for vines. The richest clay soils are planted with Merlot while Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are planted on well-drained, warmer, predominantly granite gravel soils. Chardonnay is planted in well drained alluvial soils.
Four red wines are produced; Pinot Noir, Merlot, Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon and a white Chardonnay