Family Reserve Martin Melck

Caberent Sauvignon,
Stellenbosch,South Africa,


    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    Martin Melck, owned Muratie from 1763 to 1781. A mercenary from Prussia
    who acquired immense wealth at the Cape, primarily through marriage, he
    was also a devout Lutheran who felt so aggrieved that members of his faith
    were forbidden to form a congregation that he built a ‘schuilkerk’ (hidden
    church) alongside his own home in Cape Town. His greatest hope was that
    Lutherans would one day be able to worship openly – and indeed this came
    to pass one year before his death. His greatest love, though, was for his
    daughter, Anna Catherina, for whom he bought Muratie.

    In The Cellar
    In special years, certain barrels of Muratie’s Simonsberg Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon are so exceptional in terms of their fruit intensity, structure and balance that they deserve to be held back and bottled separately. In this full-bodied, opulent wine, the black berries, currants and plums are almost Crème de Cassis-like in their concentration; the oak integration is seamless while imparting an exotic spice perfume. A wine to cellar for at least five years before savouring slowly.

    In The Vineyard
    The Muratie Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sourced from a site-specific vineyard. This block was earmarked due to its unique location. Situated at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain. For all intents and purposes we cultivate it as a single vineyard.