fermented for 6 months)
MARKLEW CABERNET SAUVIGNON
MARKLEW CAPENSIS (RESERVE)
flagship blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz and Pinotage)
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& Haidee Marklew
Duan Brits - Winemaker
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Dudley and Lyn Marklew bought
the property, De Goede Sukses, in 1970
from Greyling du Plessis who exported much of the wine
he made on the farm. Dudley had no wish to make wine and replanted
the vineyards to the noble
varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz,
Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The 45 hectares
of vineyards are cultivated in dry land conditions on wonderful deep
in the prestigious Simonsberg Ward, Stellenbosch,
arguably the premier wine producing area in South Africa.
In 2001, Dudley and Lyn retired down to Hermanus and their children
took over the running of the farm. Bill, who
graduated from University of Stellenbosch with honours in Finance
overseeing viticulture and finance and Haidee fulfilling
her childhood dream to make and market the wine on the farm. Duan
the Marklew team once again as farm manager/winemaker.
A New Beginning
the 180 year old cellar was renovated to press approximately
wine. The grapes are handpicked from selected rows
in selected vineyards. In a unique concept, to make the flow of juice
completely gravitational, the grapes are hoisted on the flat roof
of the cellar and, after again being hand sorted, the bunches are
gently destalked and lightly bruised whole berries slide into the
specially lined concrete fermentation tanks where fermentation takes
place within the berries to give maximum colour and integrated tannin
and flavour from the skin contact. The must is regularly plunged
down through the cap of berries and skins to achieve yet greater
flavour, complexity and strength while it ferments dry for 10 – 14
days. This is an ancient and gentle wine making technique and at
no time are the juices agitated or stressed by pumping over for extraction.
All the wine techniques are the gentlest and most sympathetic possible.
The juices are gravity fed into concrete holding tanks below the
fermenters and the skins are given a light pressing. The wine is
then stored in a special selection of French and American 300 liter
oak barrels where the secondary or malolatic fermentation
will take place. The wine will remain in the wood for about 12 – 22
months after which it will be bottled under the family name – MARKLEW.
Wines are available for tasting
and sales from the farm by appointment
only and are also available
in several different export markets.
Tel/Fax +27 (0)21 884 4412
De Goede Sukses
Klapmuts Road (R44)
PO Box 17
GPS: S 33° 50’ 35.7” E 18° 51’ 50.3”
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