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Muratie Mr. May Grenache Noir 2019

Muratie Mr. May Grenache Noir 2019

There are hints of Fynbos and red fruit flavours - strawberries on the nose, with a punch of pomegranate rubies, and raspberry on the palate. The wine possesses an inviting earthiness with subtle hints of white pepper and oak.

Best served at 13 °C, and pairs well with braaied meats and aromatically spiced vegetables.

variety : Grenache [ 100% Grenache Noir ]
winemaker : Hattingh de Villiers
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.93 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Tim Atkin SA Wine Report 2021 - 92 Points

Cornelius, or Mr May as he was affectionately called, planted and pruned many a vine here at Muratie Wine Estate. His attention to detail, knowledge of the weather pattern (long before YR.no) was incredible. He taught us that whenever we saw a silver cloud lying on the South West facing side of Simonsberg Mountain, it would rain in two days' time. Today still, in memoriam, we have yet to prove him wrong.

in the vineyard : Grenache Noir is traditionally a Southern Rhône cultivar but originates from Spain. No wonder it suits our terroir seamlessly. We practice traditional dry land viticulture on these vines at 368m above sea level and receive low yields. This combination drives the high intensity of flavours.

in the cellar : Fermented in half ton stainless steel open fermenters. Half of the batch was spontaneous whole berry fermentation. After initial fermentation, the wine was basket pressed and then taken to barrel for malolactic fermentation. Aged for 18 months in 500L French Oak barrels.

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