Cerno 2009


All Mischa Estate Wines sold in the Mischa Estate Online Cellar are sold in full cases of 6.

R850 per bottle

Award winner: 2012 Trophy for best Bordeaux blend at Michelangelo awards after being entered by accident!

Aging Potential: Drinkable now, but can be laid to rest for 12 to 20 years!

Appearance: Deep ruby with an edge of clay brick.

Nose: Bouquets of opulent dark berry fruit mixed with cedar and sour cherry further enhanced by notes of black cardamom and vanilla.

Palate: Smooth, silky, and plush texture which follows through on the bouquet of aromas. Fresh fine tannins and crisp acidity delivery a wine that is beautifully elegant to drink now, but would benefit from aging and decanting. This wine will impress even the most cynic of wine critics!

Packaging: each bottle is sealed with a wax cap, is individually wrapped and is presented in a handcrafted, special edition wooden box.

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Our exclusive Cerno is a terroir based blend of noble varieties that best epitomizes the virtues of our complex and timeworn soils. Cerno in latin means to sift through or unearth. We chose this name because Andrew Barns, our owner and winemaker, has been single-mindedly working towards to the goal of trying to “unearth” this wine for over 6 years. After extensive work in the vineyards and winery, Andrew has chosen components from various and unique sits on our Estate that blend together to create a harmonious blend that has been defined as “timeless”, “symphonic”, and “demonstrates incredible depth!”

Cerno is made in only exceptional years and in very limited quantities! This wine is clearly from the Mischa stable with rich structured tannins and crisp acidity, but is a clear and exciting expression of the estates unique terroir.

Wine Making Information
Alc. (%): 13%
R/S (g/l): 5
TA (g/l): 5.9
PH: 3.55

Viticultural Information
Yields per Hectare: 5 tons/hectare
Cases Produced: 83 (6/cases)
Appellation: Wine of origin – Wellington, South Africa
Filtrations and fining: No Fining, light single pass filtration pre-bottling
Varietal composition: Bordeaux blend
Wood treatment: Tight Grain selected Oak all air dried in France
Length of barrel maturation: 12 Months