Events at Muratie
Wine Goggle: Masterpiece from Muratie
15 Jan 2011
Prof Perold was an eager beaver to help out, although it has come to the fore that the Professor’s relationship with Muratie was based on more than a bit of experimental viticulture and a jovial drinking buddy in Canitz. Perold had a serious case of the hots for Canitz’s daughter, Annemie, and this air of romance no-doubt assisted the relevant parties to go about the task of creating Pinot Noir with heartfelt passion and possibly more than a few rootstocks were planted.
Annemie, who never married, ended up selling Muratie to the late Ronnie Melck who was keen to continue producing Pinot. “Pinot Noir is, quite simply, the world’s best party wine,” he liked to say. And Ronnie would know: today’s wine local wine narrative is so much poorer without his knowledge, palate and character...
Source: Wine Goggle