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Meerlust Estate - Chardonnay

Meerlust Estate - Chardonnay

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Meerlust Estate Chardonnay: Discover the Elegance of South African Wine


South Africa's Stellenbosch region has earned a global reputation for producing world-class Chardonnay, and Meerlust Estate serves as a shining example.  Crafted with a commitment to tradition and a dedication to capturing the essence of their unique terroir, Meerlust Estate Chardonnay is a must-try for any wine enthusiast. Let's delve into the tasting notes and discover perfect food pairings for this exquisite wine.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Meerlust Estate Chardonnay showcases a lovely golden hue with subtle green highlights, hinting at its vibrant acidity and freshness.
  • Nose: The bouquet bursts forth with ripe stone fruits like peach and nectarine, intertwined with hints of lemon zest, honeysuckle, and a delicate touch of vanilla and toasted oak.
  • Palate: The palate delivers a beautifully balanced experience. The initial burst of fruit flavours gives way to creamy textures and a subtle richness, supported by a refreshing line of acidity that keeps the wine lively. Delicate notes of spice and minerality emerge on the lingering finish.

Food Matches

Meerlust Estate Chardonnay's versatility makes it a true delight to pair with food. Consider these pairings:

  • Seafood: Grilled lobster, pan-seared scallops with lemon butter, or a classic fish and chips.
  • Poultry: Herb-roasted chicken, creamy chicken pasta dishes, or a light chicken salad with toasted nuts.
  • Vegetarian: Roasted vegetables with creamy cheeses like Brie or goat cheese, or a hearty mushroom risotto.
  • Creamy Delights Dishes with cream sauces, like pasta carbonara or a rich potato gratin.

About Meerlust Estate Chardonnay

Hailing from one of South Africa's most historic estates, Meerlust Estate Chardonnay is a product of Stellenbosch's cool coastal climate and meticulous winemaking.  The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented in a combination of stainless steel and French oak barrels, adding complexity and depth to the final wine.


Meerlust Estate Chardonnay embodies the elegance and finesse of South African winemaking.  Whether you're a seasoned Chardonnay drinker or just venturing into the world of white wines, this offering is sure to impress.  Explore its delightful flavour profile and create unforgettable food pairings at your next dinner party.


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