A taste of Mellasat #ChardoMay

A taste of Mellasat #ChardoMay
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What a harvest! Last year it was the longest and latest in the history of Mellasat. This year was also a long harvest and we pressed the last wine, our Cabernet Sauvignon, on 13 April.

We are in the process of moving some of the white and all of the red wine to barrel for maturation. Our cellar intake this year was small and we processed 23 tons of grapes.

Despite the harvest being long and stretched out, we have made excellent wines so we cannot wait to taste and see which wines are destined for the premium range or for our easy drinking range. It is a tough one since all the reds have typical varietal flavours, good colour, and structure.

Everything points out to the best quality harvest in a long time - the cooler night temperatures and longer growing season assisted in making this the best year in ages!

We are celebrating Chardonnay #ChardoMay Day! We are passionate about Chardonnay and we would like to share our new 2018 vintage with you. Every weekend in May starting from the 7th of May 2022.

If you are a Chardonnay fan join us as we go on tour of the senses with a tasting of our 2018 Chardonnay as well as our 2021 Seraphic unwooded white blend. We paired our Chardonnay with a delicious Potato and Leek soup.

We make our Chardonnay in a Burgundian style – if you are interested in finding out more, visit us on the following weekends at Mellasat Vineyards:

  • 7th – 8th, 14th – 15th, 21st and 22nd and the 28th and 29th May 2022.
  • Times: from 11:00 until 15:00 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 until 14:00.

The cost for the tasting and the soup is R95.00 per person.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

Wine of the Month: Chardonnay 

It is International Chardonnay Day on the 26th May 2022. Our Mellasat Chardonnay 2018 is made in the Burgundian style and very popular. We bottled the 2018 vintage in October 2021. The wine was barrel fermented and the wine matured in barrel for 11 months and we only made 3 barrels of which one was a new barrel. Even though there is 1/3 new wood on the wine, the wine is very smooth, rich and filled with citrus flavours, nutty and soft tannins.

Available for R140 per bottle.

Our Seraphic 2021 is also available and this blend is 40% Chardonnay, 30% Viognier and 30% Chenin Blanc. The Chardonnay gives the backbone to our popular unwooded white blend. Available for R90.00 per bottle - an absolute steal!

A taste of Mellasat #ChardoMay

  • 3 x Chardonnay 2018
  • 3 x Dekker’s Valley Seraphic 2021

This mixed case is available for sale at R637,50.

Seraphic 2021 (x6) case special

Get a case of Mellasat Seraphic 2021 for R510.

Dekker’s Valley Seraphic 2021 (11 + 1) special

Buy 11 bottles of Dekker’s Valley Seraphic 2021 and get one free for only R990.

Recipe of the month: Potato and leek soup

Chardonnay is a versatile food wine and our Chardonnay pairs well with any creamy dishes, casseroles with mushrooms and with rich fish dishes like salmon or trout.

Our recipe of the month is potato and leek soup.

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