Muratie Martin M Cab Sauv 2016

Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve 2017

Price: R 490.00

Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve 2017

Martin Melck, owned Muratie from 1763 to 1781. A mercenary from Prussia who acquired immense wealth at the Cape, primarily through marriage, he was also a devout Lutheran who felt so aggrieved that members of his faith were forbidden to form a congregation that he built a ‘schuilkerk’ (hidden church) alongside his own home in Cape Town. His greatest hope was that Lutherans would one day be able to worship openly – and indeed this came to pass one year before his death. His greatest love, though, was for his daughter, Anna Catherina, for whom he bought Muratie.

VINEYARD

The Muratie Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sourced from a site-specific vineyard. This block was earmarked due to its unique location. Situated at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain.

VINIFICATION

The grapes were handpicked yielding 6 tons per hectare.
Grapes are destalked, berries are hand sorted prior to being crushed and pumped into a combination of stainless steel and open fermenters. A controlled fermentation was ensured
and regular pump overs and punch downs were done. Matured in 100% new
French Oak for 22 months. The fruit, tannin structure and fine acidity indicates a
wine of balance and finesse reflective of the Simonsberg terroir

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

In special years, certain barrels of Muratie’s Simonsberg Stellenbosch Cabernet
Sauvignon are so exceptional in terms of their fruit intensity, structure and
balance that they deserve to be held back and bottled separately. In this full
bodied, opulent wine, the black berries, currants and plums are almost Crème de
Cassis like in their con centration; the oak integration is seamless while imparting
an exotic spice perfume. A wine to cellar for at least five years before savouring
slowly.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 14.74 %
Residual Sugar 3.23 g/l
Total acid 5.7 g/l
pH 3.61

Muratie Martin M Cab Sauv 2016

Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve 2017

Price: R 490.00
Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon

Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve 2017

Martin Melck, owned Muratie from 1763 to 1781. A mercenary from Prussia who acquired immense wealth at the Cape, primarily through marriage, he was also a devout Lutheran who felt so aggrieved that members of his faith were forbidden to form a congregation that he built a ‘schuilkerk’ (hidden church) alongside his own home in Cape Town. His greatest hope was that Lutherans would one day be able to worship openly – and indeed this came to pass one year before his death. His greatest love, though, was for his daughter, Anna Catherina, for whom he bought Muratie.

VINEYARD

The Muratie Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sourced from a site-specific vineyard. This block was earmarked due to its unique location. Situated at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain.

VINIFICATION

The grapes were handpicked yielding 6 tons per hectare.
Grapes are destalked, berries are hand sorted prior to being crushed and pumped into a combination of stainless steel and open fermenters. A controlled fermentation was ensured
and regular pump overs and punch downs were done. Matured in 100% new
French Oak for 22 months. The fruit, tannin structure and fine acidity indicates a
wine of balance and finesse reflective of the Simonsberg terroir

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

In special years, certain barrels of Muratie’s Simonsberg Stellenbosch Cabernet
Sauvignon are so exceptional in terms of their fruit intensity, structure and
balance that they deserve to be held back and bottled separately. In this full
bodied, opulent wine, the black berries, currants and plums are almost Crème de
Cassis like in their con centration; the oak integration is seamless while imparting
an exotic spice perfume. A wine to cellar for at least five years before savouring
slowly.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 14.74 %
Residual Sugar 3.23 g/l
Total acid 5.7 g/l
pH 3.61