La Famille Merlot 2020

(1 customer review)


All Mischa Estate Wines sold are sold in Cases of 6.

R121 per bottle


★ Top 10 Award in the Prescient Merlot Report, Winemag 2021
★ 90 Point Score in the Prescient Merlot Report, Winemag 2021
★ Double Award in the Merit & Spirits Challenge 2021
★ 3 ½ stars in the Platter’s Diner Club International 2022

With it’s brilliant ruby color, vibrant cherry-red hues and nice legs, the La Famille Merlot 2020 has inviting aromas of ripe red fruits such as sweet and sour cherries and blueberries, and just a hint of French oak and vanilla. With extremely elegant and well balanced flavours of cherries, wild berries and subtle French oak, the fruity tannins and fresh acidity of this wine guides the drinker through to a long and fruity finish. Enjoy this wine on its own or pair it with soft cheeses, creamy pastas, local game or cheesecake.

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Alcohol: 13,66%
Residual Sugar: 3,3 g/l
Total Acidity: 6 g/l
pH: 3,44 g/l
VA: 0,56 g/l


APPEARANCE: Bright ruby in colour with a vibrant cherry rim.

NOSE: Sweet and sour cherries, rich and inviting aromas of blueberries, smooth vanilla and subtle oak.

PALATE: Rich flavours of sweet and sour cherry with ripe blueberries followed by wild berries, subtle French oak and sweet spice. A long and fruity finish.

PAIRING: Drinks well on its own, while omplimenting cheeses such as camembert or brie, and pairs nicely with creamy Italian pastas, local game, rich food, dark chocolate or cheesecake.

AGEING: Although this wine is perfectly ready to enjoy now, it can benefit with 2 to 4 years of cellaring.


Merlot is one of the 5 grape varieties used typically in Bordeaux blends but is also very popular as a single cultivar wine. Usually producing more delicate style red wines, Merlot typically blends very well with the bolder Cabernet Sauvignon. At Mischa we blended a small amount of Cabernet Franc with our Merlot, and matured the wine in Tight grained French oak for 12 months to produce an absolute gem of a Merlot for everyone to enjoy.

The La Famille wines demonstrate Mischa’s expertise with single and multi-regional blending, becoming the ultimate expression of our tried and tested traditions of sourcing the best fruit. We make these wines to style and then pursue the highest quality benchmarks. The bright, fresh-fruit flavours of La Famille are the perfect expression of Mischa Estate’s signature style.


Yields per Hectare: 12 tons per hectare
Cases produced: 3300 cases
Appellation: Wine of Origin, Western Cape
Filtration and fining: No fining, light single pass filtration pre-bottling.
Varietal composition: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Wood treatment: French Oak

1 review for La Famille Merlot 2020

  1. Charrisse Van Jaarsveld

    Loved this!

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