Rustenberg - Stellenbosch John X Merriman 2010South African Red Wine
Country of OriginSouth Africa
- Food MatchPork
- Food MatchSmoked Dishes
- Grape TypeCabernet Sauvignon
Plum and cigar-box aromatics prelude a multi-layered palate with an elegant tannin structure. This Bordeaux blend typifies Rustenberg terroir and has good ageing potential, if cellared correctly.
This wine is named for a former owner of Rustenberg, John Xavier Merriman, who bought the farm in 1892 in sympathy with farmers suffering from the phyloxera crisis. He played a great role in revitalizing Rustenberg and in promoting the tourism and agricultural value of Ida's Valley, the area close to the town of Stellenbosch in which Rustenberg is situated.
This Bordeaux blend typifies Rustenberg terroir and has good ageing potential, if cellared correctly for 10 -15 Years from vintage.
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec.