Mats Vineyard

MARKLEW FAMILY WINES

Marklew wines have arrived in Denmark. Billy and his sister Haidee have been friends of mine for years. They have entertained me and put up with my antics in their cellar and it is a great privilege to have their wines in our shop. Situated about 16 km outside of Stellenbosch the farm slopes up the side of the Klapmuts kop (a hill) – just a stones throw away from De Meye. The views are stunning, overlooking Stellenbosch and Cape Towns table mountain. The cellar dates back to the 18th century and the historic Cape Georgian homestead adds to the allure of this beautiful property.

They only produce wine out of a portion of the farms grapes. This allows them to choose the best rows and perfect combinations of grapes when harvest time comes. Billy learned from his Father Dudley that there is only one way to farm and that is the right way. His vineyards look great. They are well cared for and his staff are well trained and happy.

Haidee is in charge of the cellar and together with the winemaker they really make an effort to treat the grapes properly and gently. The wines are made in a traditional method using gravity instead of electric pumps and a basket press instead of a pneumatic one.

Marklew Chardonnay ’09 has been awarded double gold at the 2010 Veritas awards and The Pinotage ’08 has been bought up by South African airways for their first class service. That speaks a lot for the wines. These are all well made, well structured wines. I think you have the opportunity to buy some excellent wines for the price.

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MARKLEW wines er i Danmark. MATS VINEYARD er glade for at kunne levere disse udsøgte sydafrikanske vine direkte til din hoveddør.

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