La Famille Merlot 2021


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

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★ 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: 13,84%
Residual Sugar: 4,8 g/l
Total Acidity: 5,7 g/l
pH: 3,51 g/l
VA: 0,56 g/l


APPEARANCE: Bright ruby rim with a vibrant cherry rim.

NOSE: Raspberry, cherry and a hint of strawberry followed by subtle French oak and lingering dried fruit aromas.

PALATE: Fresh, fruity flavours of cherry and raspberry with crisp, ripe tannins. Secondary flavours of French oak and subtle liquorice, and a long, fruity finish.

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

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: 1 777 cases,
Appellation: Wine of Origin, Western Cape,
Filtration and fining: One single pass filtration pre bottling,
Varietal composition: 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon,
Wood treatment: 50% of this wine was aged in tight grained French oak for 12 months.


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