Bellingham The Bernard Series Mmm 75Cl

Bellingham The Bernard Series Mmm 75Cl
£ 13.50
£13.50/75cl
  • Suitable for vegetarians

Product Description

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  • 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.
  • Alc 14% Vol
  • 10.5 UK Units
  • Know Your Limits
  • UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly exceed:
  • Men: 3-4 units daily
  • Women: 2-3 units daily
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  • Enjoy Responsibly
  • Wine of South Africa
  • Pack size: 750ml

Information

Allergy Information

  • Contains: Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

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 Origin

Coastal Region

Wine Colour

Red

Alcohol Units

10.5

ABV

14% vol

Current Vintage

2010

Producer

Bellingham

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Wine Maker

Niel Groenewald

Country

South Africa

Alcohol Type

Wine

Taste Category

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

Alcohol Unit Other Text

Wine Effervescence

Country of Origin

South Africa

Recycling info

Glass Pack

Name and address

  • Imported by:
  • DGB Europe Ltd,
  • 70 Upper Richmond Road,
  • Putney,
  • London,
  • SW15 2RP,

Return to

  • DGB Europe Ltd,
  • 70 Upper Richmond Road,
  • Putney,
  • London,
  • SW15 2RP,
  • UK.

Lower age limit

Statutory Years : 18

Net Contents

750 Millilitres

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