Meerlust Chardonnay 2016 -Stellenbosch
Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the dedication to quality winemaking continues under the guidance of 8th generation, Hannes Myburgh. Cellar Master, Chris Williams, who has worked on the estate since 1995 has been in charge of winemaking since 2004. The name Meerlust means “pleasure of the sea”, as the property is situated 5km from False Bay (and 15km south of Stellenbosch), with the cooling influence of the coast, allowing the grapes ripen slowly.
The grapes are sourced from two vineyards on the estate, the first planted in 1991 and situated on alluvial Dundee soils which produces the rich textured mouth feel and minerality. The younger vineyard was planted in 2007 on Cartref soils giving a greater fruit expression. Serve with grilled fish, pork or roast turkey/chicken.