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Bellingham The Bernard Series Mmm 75Cl

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  • Suitable for vegans
  • Suitable for vegetarians

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Wine of South Africa

Malbec, Merlot and Mourvèdre Red South African Wine

Malbec, Merlot and Mourvèdre grapes naturally fermented separately in open barrels liberating individual traits and origin and variety.

Blended before maturation in big French oak barrels respecting natural varietal character. Only 10 barrels produced this vintage.

Every so often, small parcels of extraordinary grapes capture the soul of their unique vineyard origins and transcend the mere science of routine winemaking practice deserving exciting exploration and experimentation in our cellar. This multi faceted wine is an original composition of Malbec, Merlot and Mourvèdre seldom found together as a blend, but a fascinating enigma rising from the gutsy artistry of our winemaker. Sumptuous yet svelte with a core of intense blackcurrants and soft pastille cherry fruit, savoury earthy edges and all spice intrigue cradle by well tethered gentle oak all in perfect unity on an overtly fruity and fresh finish.

In his time, Bernard Podlashuk was well known in the Cape winelands as a real maverick winemaker. Never quite satisfied to be just ordinary, he is still recognised for his daring vision, sheer audacity and pioneering drive that helped place South African wine on the map. His tenacity and innovative flair lives on through The Bernard Series, Bellingham's premium range of extraordinary wines.

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Tasting Notes

A dense and concentrated wine, with complex red and black fruit with spice supported by oak and seamless, velvety tannins. The wine has a lovely freshness on the finish.

Region of OriginCoastal Region
Wine ColourRed
Alcohol Units10.5
ABV14%
Current Vintage2010
ProducerBellingham
Type of ClosureNatural Cork
Wine MakerNiel Groenewald
Pack Quantity750
Pack Measureml
CountrySouth Africa

Grape Variety

Merlot, Mourvèdre, Malbec

Vinification Details

Fermentation technique: The three components are fermented separately in open fermenters. 100% natural fermentation took place at 25 - 28ºC The wine was removed from skins straight after fermentation. Oak/lees treatment: The wine was matured for 18 months in new French oak barrels.

History

Named in honour of our founder Bernard Podlashuk, The Bernard Series is Bellingham’s premium range of extraordinary wines.

Regional Information

The fruit comes from specific sites: Merlot from the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch (weathered granite), the Mourvedre from Achter Paarl (dirty sandstone soils) and bush vine Malbec from Somerset West (shale and sandstone mixed soils).

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

This wine can be drunk now but will further improve if carefully stored for up to 4 years

Allergy Information

Contains: Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Other Information

Recycling Info: Glass Pack

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