Stellenbosch, South Africa
Miravel Ella Cabernet Sauvignon is a big red wine gem from the Stellenbosch wine region of South Africa. Miravel is a handcrafted family blend and a name that honors family footprints from many different lands. Maarten van Beuningen, until a few years ago, was a Zimbabwean farmer farming fruit, cattle, pigs and ostriches for much of his life; now he and his family find themselves in Somerset West, embarking on a new career as wine farmers. Maarten and his wife Janine acquired a portion of Dellrust, and have built a home on their new property, with a view to turning a lifelong love of wine into a new way of life.
Miravel Ella is a big ruby-colored red made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark red fruit is evident with hints of cigar box and mushrooms. The palate picks up the fruit and cigar box, with hints of licorice and shows complexity with lingering flavors. Good use of wood and tannin structure gives this wine an excellent structure and balance. This wine will develop and has huge potential to store well and age for 8-10 years. Matured in old French oak for 24 months, 50% new, it is full-bodied, complex. Only 606 bottles produced.
Enjoy Miravel Ella Cabernet Sauvignon with filet mignon, beef Bourguignon, roasted duck breast and aged cheeses.