MEGAN MARI CABERNET FRANC / MERLOT 2021,
(Sold per case of 6 bottles)
“For Megan Mari, our red blend of our lives” This artistic combination of South African fauna and flora has been our inspiration for this bespoke regional red wine from Franschhoek, which is dedicated to our eldest daughter, Megan Mari.
The Megan Mari Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot 2021 vintage is an exceptional wine that beautifully represents the Franschhoek wine region in South Africa. With 22 months of barrel maturation, this wine has developed complexity and elegance that is truly captivating.
Upon pouring, the wine reveals a deep, ruby red colour, inviting you to explore its depths. As you bring the glass to your nose, a distinct earthy aroma fills the air, reminiscent of the rich granite soils of Franschhoek. This earthiness is beautifully complemented by the enticing scents of black currant and bell pepper, creating a captivating bouquet that hints at the wine’s character and laced with regional fynbos aromas.
On the palate, the Megan Mari Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot showcases the unique combination of these two cultivars. The Cabernet Franc adds finesse and elegance with its refined tannins and vibrant acidity, while the Petit Verdot brings intensity and depth with its dark fruit flavours and firm structure. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with a velvety texture that coats the palate. The initial burst of black currant and dark berries gives way to layers of savoury herbs and spices, enhancing the wine’s complexity. The presence of bell pepper on the nose translates into a subtle herbal note on the finish, adding an intriguing twist to the overall experience.
The 22 months maturation in 3rd and 4th fill barrels, have imparted a touch of oak, adding further dimension to the wine. The well-integrated oak provides subtle hints of vanilla and spice, complementing the fruit-forward nature of the wine without overpowering it.
The Megan Mari Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot 2021 vintage is a true testament to the exceptional winemaking skills and the unique terroir of the Franschhoek wine region. Its combination of earthy aromas, black currant and bell pepper nose, and the harmonious blend of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot cultivars make it a stand-out wine. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this wine promises a memorable and delightful experience for wine enthusiasts.
TA 5.7 g/L
RS 1.9 g/L
VA 0.87 g/L