Laibach Merlot Blend `The Ladybird`

Laibach Merlot Blend `The Ladybird` - 2011

  £13.95 

South Africa

Hand-crafted 'Bordeaux-style' organic red ...

 

Grown out of a farm with origins dating back to 1818, Laibach Vineyards became the first certified organic producer in Stellenbosch and is committed to producing wines of outstanding quality which reflect the local terroir. Named after the 3,000 ladybirds that are released each January to naturally combat the rather nasty vine mealybug, the Laibach Merlot Ladybird is a rich, dark red with an amazing bouquet of violets, crushed berries and cedar wood, together with spicy black cherry flavours. Merlot-dominated and classic Bordeaux in style, this is a superb example of the quality that can be achieved through using natural viticulture techniques.

 

Also available in six-bottle cases



One of the Cape`s more recent wine estates having been purchased by the Laibach-Kuehner family in the early 1990s. An initial investment saw the 40 hectare property totally replanted and this was followed by the building of a state of the art and contemporary winery. Stuffed full of modern winemaking kit but using traditional barrel ageing, this is a wine estate with a growing reputation right on top of its game. Managed by the very likeable Mike Malherbe, a totally fanatical grape grower and in tandem with the exceptionally talented winemaker, Francois van Zyl they endeavour to craft modern drinkable and delicious wines for a sophisticated and discerning market.


  • Lightly oaked
  • Medium bodied
  • ColourRed Wine
  • StyleComplex
  • ClosureCork
  • Alc13.5% ABV
  • Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (41%)
    Cabernet Franc (26%)
    Merlot (19%)
    Petit Verdot (7%)
    Malbec (7%)

Serving Suggestion
Pot roast beef, meatballs in tomato sauce and pasta with bolognese sauce.

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