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Marianne Wine Farm

Makena 2017

Stellenbosch (South Africa)

  • Welcome Whites Learn more
    White wines
      Welcome whites
    Strength
    Delicious with Meat Fish Cheese
    Ideal for Aperitif
  • The perfect matchSpinach and salmon quiche
  • The perfect occasion Family Lunch
A delicious white wine from our star producer in South Africa!
Jean-Michel Deluc Head Sommelier of Le Petit Ballon
  • The estate

    Marianne Wine Farm

    A South African terroir, a cross between the natural beauty of the estate and French know-how; quite the combination! The estate covers 36 hectares of land, with a full 18 of those planted with vineyards. Christian Dauriac of Bordeaux is the consultant winemaker here and imports the best French oak to help age his wines. His friendship with the peerless Michel Rolland guarantees a rich, succullent style of wine and it's our pleasure to invite you to try another of their excellent portfolio!

  • Jean-Michel Deluc says

    Given the success of the red wine from this estate, we wanted to show you how well they're doing with white wines as well! The estate is situated in between the cooling influence of two oceans, making it an ideal location for the cultivation of white varieties, especially grapes like Chenin Blanc, which makes up 80% of this wine. So rich, fresh and round; I'm terribly proud of this wine! My thanks to the Marianne Wine Estate for another excellent cuvee and happy tasting to you all!

  • Wine family

    Welcome Whites
    White wines
      Welcome whites
    Strength
    Delicious with Meat Fish Cheese
    Ideal for Aperitif

    Whites for a delicate start.

    Read more about this Wine Family
  • Wine and food Pairing

    • Meat : Charcuterie, rabbit terrine, foie gras
    • Fish : Grilled or fried fish with butter
    • Cheese : Goats Cheese, Comté, Beaufort, Abondance.
    • Vegetables : Leek tart
  • Details

    • Origin : World Appellation : Stellenbosch (South Africa)
    • Keeping potential : 2018
      Keeping : 2020
      Ready to drink
    • Grapes : chenin, colombard
    • Culture : Conventional
    • Service : 10°
    • Decanting : No
    • Alcohol : 13%
    • Cont. : 750 mL
    • Sulfite : Yes
  • Tasting

    • Ideal for : Aperitif, Family lunch, Barbecue
    • Eye : Despite the youthful, green and silvery colours in the glass it also has the appearance of being a full bodied, powerful wine! An intriguing combination.
    • Nose : On the nose, the floral and honeyed notes of Chenin mingle with fresh stone and citrus fruits.
    • Mouth : On the palate the wine is soft and gently honeyed, followed by fresher flavours of citrus fruits with a refreshing edge. A superb wine, ready to drink today!
    • Summary
      Powerful
      Complex
      Fruity
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