Clos Malverne Merlot, Traditionally Basket Pressed, Stellenbosch 2020


75cl ALC 13.5%
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South Africa, South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch

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Clos Malverne

This is a 27 hectare property, with 23 ha under vine in two parcels, situated in the Devon Valley, which has its own small microclimate in Stellenbosch. Here, the shallow valley attracts a lot of mist, making it cooler than surrounding areas and so leading to extended ripening times.

The vines are on the gentle slopes on the side of the valley and are drip-irrigated from a dam on the property. The Pritchard family used to send their grapes to a local co-operative but started making their own wines in 1985 and quickly achieved recognition. In 1995 they were the first winery to produce a classic Cape Blend (30-70% Pinotage) and the first to receive five stars for a Cape Blend from the influential Platter Wine Guide. Winemaking here is traditional with the emphasis very much on producing ‘handcrafted’ wines with minimum interference. They still use traditional basket presses which, although time consuming, do produce wines of great elegance and complexity. Fermentation is in open top cement fermenters with hand punching down of the cap. The top reds are then matured in small barrels of French and American oak. The vineyard produces about 350 tonnes per annum and is still very much a family affair. The estate also has a restaurant, accommodation and even a spa to relax in!

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STANDARD MAINLAND UK DELIVERY – up to 5 working days

Delivery is FREE on orders of £150 or more to a single address in mainland UK.

Please add £9.95 post & packing per delivery address for orders under £150.

Unless advised otherwise, you will normally receive your delivery in 5 working days*, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Please contact us should this not be the case.

*You should allow longer for delivery to the Scottish Highlands.


£5 on orders of £150 or more to a single address in mainland UK.

For orders under £150 please add £14.95 per delivery address.

Usually delivered the next working day (on orders placed before 1pm on a working day).

Please note, whilst the majority of parcels sent on this service are received the next working day, this is not guaranteed and excludes the Scottish Highlands.


Saturday Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £25. Orders must be received by 1pm Friday.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES – delivery to remote UK postcodes

Our couriers can deliver to most geographically remote locations but do bear in mind that these do incur a higher delivery charge and will take longer to arrive.

Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland ‒ first case (up to 12 x 75cl) is charged at a flat rate of £25 then £10 per subsequent case.

Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man and Scottish Offshore Islands ‒ first case (up to 12 x 75cl) is charged at a flat rate of £30 then £10 per subsequent case.

Rates are automatically calculated at the checkout.


Orders placed from outside the UK will be accepted for UK delivery.

We do not export from the UK or deliver to: Channel Islands, BFPO