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Fantail Merlot 750ml 2006
Sku: 1781102
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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
Reg. $26.99
On Sale $23.99
Buy Fantail Merlot
This wine has a deep red colour. The nose is expressive of plum, black cherry and dark chocolate flavours. The palate meets up with the expectations, this wine is well-structured with a richness of fruit and lingering aftertaste.

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South African artist, Piet Grobler, provides an illustration of iridescent beauty. The majestic tail plumage emulates the extravagance of flavour found in a bottle of Fantail. Morgenhof Cellar is situated on the fertile slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, just outside Stellenbosch. The bird's beauty and exuberance is reflected in the character of the range of wines, which includes a rosé, a white and three red wines. The essence of the wines is as bold and distinctive as the eye-catching fantasy bird which graces the Fantail label.

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Making fine wines on the Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, dating back to 1756. Long recognised for producing world-class wines, the Meerlust Estate is singularly rich in charm and history. A tour of the estate reveals its historic manor house, classical wine cellar, rose gardens, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary. Today, the family tradition of dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of owner Hannes Myburgh, who studied winemaking at Geisenheim, Germany and Château Lafite, France, and Giorgio dalla Cia, a native of Italy and an internationally renowned winemaker. The wines of Meerlust are highly acclaimed. Robert Mondavi wrote in the Meerlust guest book: "Your 1986 Rubicon and Merlot are astonishing and truly world-class wines". Maintaining these high standards means that certain labels might not be bottled every year. Meerlust is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay just five kilometers away. Meerlust is uniquely situated for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character. In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated varietal aromas and flavours. The soil here is very much like that in Bordeaux, consisting of decomposed granite mixed with clay, and is ideal for growing wine grapes. Two hundred hectares are planted, mainly with red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.


 
 

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