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Meinert La Barry Red 2013

When Martin Meinert married Leigh Ann Barry (affectionately known as "La Barry") who only drinks white wine, he started making a Sauvignon Blanc in her honour - La Barry Sauvignon Blanc. Quite some years into their marriage Leigh Ann Barry still does not drink red wine; however, Martin now consistently makes a smooth gentle La Barry Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon in the hope that some time she will dabble on the dark side.

This soft, supple wine could easily be from Bordeaux. It has a lovely combination of gentleness of texture with classic dryness, and a mix of red berry fruit and savoury herbiness, just like a refreshing claret. In common with all of Martin's wines, it has beautiful purity and precision of flavour, and superb balance.


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Meinert Wines
South Africa
Coastal Region
Sub Region:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot
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Screw Cap
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The Producer Meinert Wines | Stellenbosch, South Africa

After graduating in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of Stellenbosch as one of the top students in 1984, Martin Meinert became well known as the leading light behind the now world famous wines of Vergelegen.

Since 1997 he has concentrated all...

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Meinert La Barry Red 2013

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The Region Coastal Region | South Africa

Vineyards of Klein Zalze in South Africa

The Coastal wine region is considered to be the historic birthplace of South Africa's wine industry and is arguably the country's most prolific wine producing region of high-quality, award-winning wines. The region contains nearly half of South Africa's land under vine...

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The Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon

Organic Vineyard with covercrop

Cabernet Sauvignon is a well known grape variety used to great effect in Bordeaux, France where it is vitally important to the classic wines of the Médoc. Here it is blended alongside Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot to produce truly world-class wines. Cabernet...

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The Primary Grape Merlot

Organic Vineyard with crop cover in vines

Merlot is a very popular red wine grape variety with big red and black fruit flavours of raspberries, ripe strawberries, plum and blackberry, giving the wine a softer taste. It is invaluable in the production or red wines from Bordeaux, particularly...

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