La Famille Merlot 2021


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Mischa Estate’s La Famille Merlot 2021 is sold in Cases of 6.

R138 per bottle


★ Gold in the Gold Wine Awards Competition 2019
★ 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
★ Gold in the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2022

Punching well above its weight class, the La Famille Merlot 2021 is considered head and shoulders above its competition. An accessible, yet well-structured wine, the La Famille Merlot 2021 treats its drinker to playful, fruity flavours, but also challenges the consumer with elegant complexity. A tannin structure that suggests that this wine will age beautifully, but also being accessible for every day drinking makes this the perfect wine for any level of wine drinker.

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Alcohol: 14,01%
Residual Sugar: 1,4 g/l
Total Acidity: 5,7 g/l
pH: 3,53 g/l
VA: 0,57 g/l


APPEARANCE: Bright ruby rim with a vibrant cherry rim.

NOSE: Classic red fruit aromas like raspberry, cherry and a hint of strawberry makes for a very exciting start to this wine. More complexity is added as subtle french oak and dried fruit aromas linger in the nose. Pure expression is the name of the game for this wine. Every smell devolops as the wine breathes and lends a truely unique personality to a wonderful Merlot.

PALATE: Fresh, fruity flavours of cherry and raspberry play on the palate, while crisp, yet ripe tannins develop seamlessly from start to finish. Secondary flavours of French oak and subtle liquorice accompany the accessible tannin structure. A long, fruity finish will have the consumer needing more and more of this wine.

PAIRING:  This wine can be enjoyed by itself and also pairs very well with softer cheeses like camembert and brie. It also compliments creamy pasta dishes and local game meat very well.

AGEING: This wine drinks excellent as is, but can benefit from 3 – 4 years of aging.


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: 8 tons per hectare,
Cases produced: 1 175 cases,
Appellation: Wine of Origin, Western Cape,
Filtration and fining: One single pass filtration pre bottling,
Varietal composition: 85% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wood treatment: 50% of this wine was aged in tight-grained French oak for 12 months.


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