LAIBACH Merlot-Cabernet 'The Ladybird' 2016 Bottle/nc ORG/VEG/VGN
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Stellenbosch | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Named in tribute to the Ladybirds that combat the presence of the mealybug and protect the vines, they used to be bought and released by the winery, but now after 14 years, the cycle goes naturally and there are enough around. These little creatures are a remarkable deterrent and avoid the need for the use of pesticides to eradicate pests. This wine is a Bordeaux influenced blend, and has a complex nose with hints of spice, chocolate and mocha. Good structure with plum and mineral complexity and a lingering finish. Showing graceful elegance, this wine over delivers on quality and showcases this estate as one of the leading lights in South Africa.
Food: Try with pot roast beef, meatballs in tomato sauce and pasta with bolognese sauce.