Mats Vineyard

SOUTH AFRICAN WINE / Sydafrikansk Vin

DE MEYE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011

“Stellenbosch is known for its ability to grow great Cabernets. De Meye Cabernet is a well rounded wine with a good balance of alchohol and tannins that leaves a lingering fruity and spicy feel in your mouth, without the heavy tannins sometimes associated with Cabernet Sauvignon. Wow – did I just string that all into one sentence?” – Mathew

Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Rich, complex nose of toast, spice, black cherry and freshly roasted coffee.

Palate: Packed with loads of ripe dark fruit, coffee, liquorices and a lingering finish of toast.  Fruit and tannins are in perfect balance.

Climate: Mediterranean–rainfall ± 650mm per annum. The vineyard faces southeast and a cool westerly wind during the ripening period months ensures healthy balanced grapes.

Soil; Rich fertile soil, create ideal conditions for healthy, ripe grapes.

Vinification/Maturation: Grapes were hand picked from 15 to 20 year old vines, with a yield of approximately 6 tons per hectare and at a sugar level of  25 ºB and was then fermented in stainless steel tanks.    Barrel maturation took place in new as well as 2nd fill small French oak barrels for 18 months.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 14 vol%; pH – 3.6; Acidity – 5.6 g/l; Res. sugar – 2.0 g/l

Quantity

Price: 85.00 DKK

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DE MEYE CHENIN BLANC 2015

“Ok so this must be my favourite all day drinking wine. Phil and I have spent so many hours at our local side walk café drinking bottle after bottle. Your palatte just doesn’t tire of it. Its well balanced acids and fruity taste leave you feeling refreshed. It feels like the coca cola of white wine.

Chenin Blanc also known as Pineau de la Loire is the most widely planted cultivar in South Africa. In the 1960’s a brand called Lieberstein (a semi sweet version of Chenin blanc) enjoyed notoriety as the single biggest selling brand in the world.” – Mathew

Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Tropical fruit aromas of peach, winter melon.  Flinty mineral hints, backed by an undertone of green pepper.

Palate : An elegant wine, with the nose following well onto the palate.  Showcasing green apple, winter melon, pineapple, green pepper and minerals.  Well-balanced acidity and long clean finish completes this wine.

Vinification/Maturation: Grapes were hand picked and pressed at a sugar level of 23ºB.  Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 12.5 vol%; pH – 3.6; Acidity – 6 g/l Res. sugar – 1.1 g/l

Quantity

Price: 85.00 DKK

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DE MEYE MERLOT 2012

“This is the first time that De Meye has released a Merlot. It is a really difficult cultivar to grow and produce a good wine from. I know because I have been trying for years to master it. So congratulations to Phil and Marcus. This is a really good effort for  a first release and I am looking forward to good things to come.” – Mathew

Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Rich, complex nose of violets, toast, plums and hints of white chocolate.

Palate: Packed with loads of roasted coffee, plums and dark berry fruit. Fruit and tannins are in perfect balance.

Climate: Mediterranean–rainfall ± 650mm per annum. Vineyards are situated on De Meye in the western part of the Muldersvlei region, north of Stellenbosch. The vineyard faces southeast and a cool westerly wind during the ripening period months ensures healthy balanced grapes.

Soil: Rich fertile soil, create ideal conditions for healthy, ripe grapes.

Vinification/Maturation: Grapes were hand-picked from young vines, with a yield of approximately 7 tons per hectare, at a sugar level of 24 ºB and then fermented in stainless steel tanks. Barrel maturation took place in new as well as 2nd fill small French oak barrels for 15 months.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 13.5 vol%; pH – 3.7; Acidity – 5.5 g/l; Res. sugar – 1.8 g/l

Quantity

Price: 105.00 DKK

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DE MEYE SHIRAZ 2012

So far the most popular red under the De meye Label on MATS VINEYARD. This full bodied wine is a real steal at the price. Try it with a biiiiiiig juicy steak and think of me while you drink it. Ill be jealeous of both.Mathew

Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Clean and seductively smokey, with liquorices, eucalyptus, cloves and black currant jam.

Palate: Be on the lookout for a mouthwatering savouriness, with loads of black cherry, minerals, cedar and pencil shavings.  Balanced oaking gives a rounded tannin structure and a lengthy, toasty finish.

Climate: Mediterranean–rainfall ± 650mm per annum. The vineyard faces south-east and a cool westerly wind during the ripening period months ensures healthy balanced grapes.

Soil: Rich fertile soil, create ideal conditions for healthy, ripe grapes.

Vinification/Maturation: Grapes were hand picked from 40% old clone and 60% from new clone vineyards, with a yield of approximately 6 tons per hectare and at a sugar level of 25 ºB and was then fermented in stainless steel tanks.    Barrel maturation took place in new as well as 2nd fill barrels for 16 months.  90% of barrels are French oak with 10% American oak.

 

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 14 vol%; pH – 3.7; Acidity – 5.4 g/l; Res. sugar – 1.7 g/l

Quantity

Price: 105.00 DKK

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DE MEYE SHIRAZ ROSÉ 2015 (sold out)

Since its arrival in Copenhagen this little wine has caused quite a stir. Dry, crisp and fruity it is very different to what you expect. Pleasantly so. The colour is so nice – not your average pale pink Rose. I cant wait for summer for the true potential to be seen. Long lazy afternoons. A glass of pink and good friends. Drink it cold. It is honestly one of the best Rose’s I have ever tasted. I have had so many compliments from Danish guys and once you’ve tasted it you will know why.” – Mathew

Winemaker Marcus Milners tasting notes

Aroma: Seductive aromas of raspberries, watermelon, strawberry and toffee apples, with hints of white pepper.

Palate: Crisp and dry palate, characterised by watermelon, red apple, cranberry and subtle spice. Long, clean finish.

Climate: Mediterranean–rainfall ± 650mm per annum.  Vineyards are situated on De Meye in the western part of the Muldersvlei region, north of Stellenbosch.  The vineyard faces south-east and a cool westerly wind during the ripening period months ensures healthy balanced grapes.

Soil: Rich fertile soil, create ideal conditions for healthy, ripe grapes.

Vinification/Maturation: Grapes were hand picked from vines with a yield of approximately 8 tons per hectare and at a sugar level of 25ºB. Whole-bunch pressed, with a 2 hour skin contact.  Fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Chemical Analysi: Alcohol -12.5 vol%; pH – 3.6; Acidit – 6 g/l; Res. sugar – 1.1 g/l

Quantity

Price: 80.00 DKK

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DE MEYE UNWOODED CHARDONNAY 2015

“Lonnies favourite white. Coming unwooded this brings a new slant to Chardonnay. Light, crispy and fruity. Once again you can drink this wine all day.” – Mathew

Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Tantalising aromas of pear, orange blossom, pink grapefruit and minerals characterise this wine. Clean and fresh with hints of dried peaches and apricots.

Palate: Again, clean palate with suggestions of apricot, creamy vanilla and lime.  Fruit and acidity are in perfect balance.

Climate:Mediterranean: rainfall ± 650mm per annum.  Vineyards are situated on De Meye in the western part of the Muldersvlei region, north of Stellenbosch.  The vineyard faces south-east and a cool westerly wind during the ripening period months ensures healthy balanced grapes.

Soil: Rich fertile soil, create ideal conditions for healthy, ripe grapes.

Vinification/Maturation: Grapes were hand picked from vines with a yield of approximately 7 tons per hectare and at a sugar level of 23ºB. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and then left on the lees for a few days to add structure to the palate.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 12.5 vol%; pH – 3.6; Acidity – 5.7 g/l; Res. sugar – 1.4 g/l

Quantity

Price: 90.00 DKK

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LITTLE RIVER CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 (sold out)

Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Fresh spice, with loads of ripe cherries dominating the nose – hints of eucalyptus on the finish.

Palate: Full bodied, with tight spicy notes, coffee, ripe red fruit and an elegant style.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 14 vol%; pH – 3.71; Acidity – 5.6 g/l; Res. sugar – 2.6 g/l

Quantity

Price: 65.00 DKK

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LITTLE RIVER SHIRAZ 2010 (sold out)

Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: A cocktail of berries with hints of freshly crushed green peppercorns, cedar and a vanilla oakiness.

Palate: A well-integrated wine with loads of fruit, red berries and black pepper – very drinkable now.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.55 vol%; pH – 3.72; Acidity – 5.3 g/l; Res. sugar – 2.4 g/l

Quantity

Price: 65.00 DKK

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MARKLEW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010

This Cab is great. It has just been chosen by South African Airways for the First Class Lounge. The 6th time in 7 yrs. Quite an accolade. I really rate this as a good Cabernet. Its full and fruity with dark Berries. Great balance of tannins and very smooth. The more I drink it the more I rate it. Could quite easily be sold for over Dkk 200. But then again – we´re Mat’s Vineyard– Mathew

Winemaker Duan Britz’s notes: Well toned muscularity, classic cassis/mulberry concentration with dry insistent tannins which yield to memorable finish. Can be enjoyed now but will improve with bottle age and can still be drunk 10 years from vintage

Climate/Terroir: Mediterranian.

Soil: Red Hutton

Vinification/Maturation: Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 was hand picked at optimum ripeness, sorted and vinified from a 19 year old bush vine block and an 11 year old trellised, dry land vineyard.The combination of these two vineyards gives great structure, complexity and depth to the wine.

Grapes get pumped and plunged numerous times during a long fermentation period for maximum extraction.  After fermentation, grapes were lightly pressed in a small traditional basket press. Oaking – 12 months in 40% new, 60% 2nd fill barrels. MLF done in barrels.  95% French, 5% American oak.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 13.76 vol%; Res. Sugar – 2.4; Acidity – 6.4; pH – 3.72

Quantity

Price: 140.00 DKK

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MARKLEW CAPENSIS 2005

“The Capensis is a celebration of the Cape Floral kingdom with all its diverse beauty. This Cape blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Pinotage is smooth, fresh and elegant. Its nose and colour mirror the rich aromas and colours of the “fynbos” found in the surrounding mountains.” – Mathew

Winemaker Duan Britz’s notes: Fresh elegance, well balanced with plush velvety feel and classic dryness. Capensis 2004 can be enjoyed now but will definitely improve with bottle age.  Drink 2 -7 years from vintage.

Climate: Mediterranian.

Soil: Red hutton

Vinification/maturation: Capensis was made from the top selection of barrels of the 2004 vintage. The blend consists of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.5%  Merlot, 12.5% Shiraz and 10% Pinotage. A selection of top dry land vineyard blocks ranging from 7 – 17 years old. Individual cultivars were oaked in 90% new wood and 10% second fill French and American oak barrels for 12 months.  The wine was then blended and returned to second fill French barrels for an additional 6 months to integrate the rich flavours, big structure and loads of fruit.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 13.9 vol%; Res. Sugar – 2.00; Acidity – 5.90;  pH – 3.61

Quantity

Price: 160.00 DKK

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MARKLEW CHARDONNAY 2010 (sold out)

“When Haidee gave me the news that the Chardonnay 2009 had won a double gold at the annual Veritas awards I was not surprised. It’s rich straw colour conjures up images of hedonistic times. The aroma and palette follow through on this theme. If you’re looking to impress your mother in-law this will do the trick. But you have to be able to part with it first. Yummy.” – Mathew

Winemaker Kajo Maleks notes: Wonderfully rich and indulgent with hints of citrus and butterscotch. Chardonnay 2009 is drinking well now, but can be drunk for 2-4 years after vintage.

Climate/Terroir: Mediterranian. 12 year old vines facing South East.

Soil: Red Hutton

Vinification/Maturation: Picked and vinified from a selection of rows out of a top-performing dry land block of vineyard. Grapes were barrel fermented at a low temperature to ensure fruit flavours on both nose and palate. MLF  was 100% completed. 20% New French barrels, 80% 2nd and 3rd fill French barrels. Barrels were stirred once a week to add a buttery full bodied complexity.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol -14,21%;  pH – 3,60; Acidity – 5.8; Res. Sugar – 1,58

Quantity

Price: 140.00 DKK

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MARKLEW PINOTAGE 2010

“How many Danes have heard of Pinotage? It was bred in South Africa in 1925 by the first viticultural professor in Stellenbosch, Abraham Perold. A cross between Pinot noir and Cinsaut. Deep red colour and great aromas and flavours. This great wine has had the 2008 vintage scooped up by South African Airways for their first class lounge. A huge honour for Marklew, but not so good for us. But don’t worry – I know where the back door to the winery is. Enjoy the 2007 while you can – I cant wait to showcase this awesome South African wine to Denmark.” – Mathew

Winemaker Duan Britz’s notes

Opulent ripe dark fruit with firm friendly tannins. The Pinotage 2007 can be enjoyed now but will definitely improve with bottle age (up until 10 years from vintage).

Soil: Red Hutton.

Vinification/Maturation: Our Pinotage 2007 was hand picked at optimum ripeness, sorted and vinified from 10 year old dry land  bush vineyards.

A shorter fermentation and maceration period than other reds with extra plunging to enhance colour and fruit flavours. Oaked for 18 months in a selection of 60% new, 40% 2nd fill French barrels.  MLF completed in barrel.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.0 vol%; Res. Sugar – 2.9; Acidity – 6.0; pH – 3.83

Quantity

Price: 160.00 DKK

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RUST EN VREDE Shiraz 2011

Mathew Castle about the RV Shiraz:

I’m clearly a Shiraz fan, and possibly a Rust en Vrede fan too so would it surprise you to hear that this is my favourite

wine in the whole world. Something about it just blows my mind. I feel a warmth and happiness flowing through my

body from the first sip. Coenie whats those funny green weeds growing in the vineyard? It has the distinctive smokyness

and subtle spice of a great Shiraz.

 

But dont listen to me – who am I to tell you what YOU like. Try it for yourself and if by some chance you dont like it – well then all the more left for me.

 

Winemaker Coenie Snyman’s Tasting Notes:

Beautiful expressive aromas of deep plum and red fruit are prominent in this wine, with a subtle undertone of fresh spice.

Juicy red fruit show exceptional follow-through from the nose. A rich mid-palate mouth feel with a well-rounded lengthy finish.

 

Colour : Bright opaque.

Aroma : Red fruit and toffee aromas are prominent, with hints of white pepper and spice.

Palate : A big powerful, fruit driven wine, with smooth chocolate flavours. Great mid palate with seamless integration

that leads up to a lengthy harmonious finish.

Vinification: Fermented in open tank fermentors and pumped over five times per day. Each Shiraz clone (6) sees a

unique treatment of yeast and wood. Matured fifty percent in new French oak and fifty percent American oak

(half new and half second fill), the wood maturation lasts 18 months. After blending the wine undergoes

bottle-maturation for a further eighteen months.

Quantity

Price: 230.00 DKK

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SUTHERLAND Pinot Noir 2010

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This Pinot Noir was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. The wine is light and clean, with earthy wild strawberry and raspberry flavours, and a perfumed and elegant finish.

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Price: 110.00 DKK

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THELEMA Chardonnay 2013

This wine has a beautiful light straw colour with hints of green. The nose shows pure marmalade fruit and complex yeasty flavours in a nice harmony with toasty oak. The palate is clean and pure with a lovely texture and finishes long.

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Price: 120.00 DKK

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THELEMA Riesling 2012

Made in a German style, with a fragrant, spicy nose. This wine is slightly sweeter than normal, with lower alcohol (11.89%), and will develop complexity with cellaring.

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Price: 90.00 DKK

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THELEMA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012

Quantity

Price: 85.00 DKK

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THELEMA Vin de Hel (375ml dessert wine)

Beautiful rich golden colour with very typical Muscat characters on the nose complemented by some undertones of citrus and apricot. Superb mouthfeel with bags of flavour which is backed up with a good balance of acid.

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Price: 100.00 DKK

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