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The MWM Tasting Box

A vinous treasure trove.
Now you can take the McGregor Wine Meander home in a box! Well the best part of it anyway…
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Spring has sprung, our wild flowers and vygies add splashes of vibrant colour to roadsides and reserves. Summer is not far behind, and the festive season beckons…

We look forward to meeting more wine lovers and visitors, both old friends and new,  as they experience our Meander, whether choosing to start at the top end (Lord’s Wines) or at the Robertson end (Tanagra Wines and Distillery) or somewhere in the middle…

We feel sure that – along with your other purchases –  you will want to take home a souvenir, a liquid memento of a special valley, friendly hosts, memorable wines.

Our  launch Tasting Box awaits you – and it could  be the answer to festive gift ideas for family and friends who appreciate great wines…

What’s in the Box? Four of the producer members each present one of their captivating wines  and one member includes two of his products to fill the MWM Tasting Box with a delectable selection of the best from  the McGregor Valley…  The contents add up to a gourmet choice of red, white, bubbly and liqueur wines that will appeal to every palate. The contents will change from time to time as new wines, cultivars and vintages are released.

More about the treasures in the launch Box…

From Tanagra Winery and Distillery their 2017 Colombard a single vineyard maiden release worthy of connoisseur attention. For those who relish unearthing the unexpected, this delicious wild yeast-fermented wine from 20-year-old vines spent 10 months on lees prior to bottling.

Tanagra has also included its perennially popular Orange  Liqueur, a sophisticated symphony of orange with hints of blossom and peel. On its own or paired with dark chocolate it’s sensational, or add it  to MCC for a Kir Royale -style  celebration. For a memorable finale dribble over vanilla or chocolate icecream .

Lord’s Wines have chosen to add their brilliant Lord’s Wines  Méthode Cap Classique Brut Rosé NV to the Box, a huge favourite among local fans and recipient of several current awards ranging from double platinum through gold to silver. This all-pinot noir winner offers fresh strawberry aromas followed by a feast of delicate bubbles and berry flavours on the palate. Whole-bunch pressed, zero sugar dosage adds prestige to this distinguished  bubbly perfect for every happy occasion.

McGregor Wines has added their renowned Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from the memorable 2015 vintage to the Box.  Grapes from 10-year-old vines produced the wine which was matured in French oak for 14 months before bottling. Attractive deep red in hue, the black berry and plum flavours share  freshness, while smooth tannins and a fine balance between fruit and oak lead to a lingering aftertaste. Enjoyable now, but this is a cab that will age well for several  years.

Bemind Wyne has joined the renaissance of Cinsault, a vogue that sees this former workhorse cultivar  reaching new heights as contemporary winemakers lavish care on the grapes. This limited edition 2018 vintage  offers wafts of cherry and raspberry on the nose, while hints of candied apple and earthy spice share the palate. Produced from 35-year-old Breedekloof bush vines, this is an unique and exciting medium-bodied wine that will enhance summer fare from pizza and pork to festive fare.

Solara Organic  Wines presents their Single Vineyard Organic sauvignon blanc 2017, an impressive example of nurturing both in vineyard and cellar awarded Silver in this year’s IWSC contest. Fragrant aromas are followed by a blend of fruit balanced by a firm core of minerality, thanks to the terroir of Houtbaai farm, home to both vines and a nature reserve. This is the only internationally registered organic wine in the valley.

How to get your MWM Tasting Box

If you are visiting McGregor, Tanagra Winery &Distillery is stocking our Meander Tasting Box  so you can buy  and take home your purchases from there.

If you wish to order online, send an email to Robert Rosenbach at tanagra@tanagra-wines.co.za and put Tasting Box in the subject line.  He will arrange delivery for you.

The Meander Tasting Box costs R940. Add  R100 for courier charges for   delivery to Western Cape addresses, R200 if further afield.

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