Events: December 2015

Welcome to the new vintage Tempranillo 2013

Tempranillo is a Spanish grape variety, well known in Europe for producing premium wines from the regions of Rioja and Ribero Del Duero, but with only 83 hectares planted in the Cape winelands it is still relatively unknown to the South African consumer. We find Paarl has the perfect climate for Tempranillo and that sentiment is now being shared by other producers planting the variety. Tempranillo, also known as Tinto Roriz in Portugal, and can also be used in Port production.

We made our Tempranillo in the Ribero del Duero style, which is a bit heavier and full-bodied than a Rioja. The wine was matured in new American oak barrels (30%) and a combination of 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill 225 litre French oak barrels for 18 months, before being bottled and retained in our underground cellar for a year before release.

It is a great food partner and we recommend pairing the wine with tapas, Mediterranean dishes and lamb shanks.

This is the perfect gift. Visit us at the estate and taste this incredible wine.

Welcome to the new vintage Tempranillo 2013

Festive specials

Summer jumped out of the closet! With temperatures climbing and the days getting longer, it is time to drink fresh, crisp wines.  Try our Seraphic, an unwooded white blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Viognier, or our Shiraz Rosé - they are both wonderful everyday drinking wines, perfect for the patio or simply enjoying with friends and family.

We offer these wines for R50.00 a bottle (normally R60) providing you buy at least two. Stock up now for the holiday season.

For more serious wines for your Festive table why don’t you try our 3-pack? It includes our 2011 Chardonnay – a fresh Chardonnay, barrel fermented but perfect for any salad or fish dish, 2014 White Pinotage – a great match for spicy dishes, and our 2014 Viognier – the perfect partner for the main meal. Our 3-pack special sells for R300.00 – normally the collective price is R360.00.

We also do gift packs, so if you want to give your boss something different, this is just the ideal choice!

Contact us at Mellasat@mweb.co.za for more information or call us on 021 862 4525.

Festive specials