Brian and the team are honoured to announce that on Wednesday the 5th of September, we welcome Distell to showcase winemaker Niel Bester, and his selection of exquisite wines from Plaisir de Merle, South Africa.
Niel has been at the helm since the inception of the winery. His career spans well over two decades, and his intimate knowledge of the vineyards imbues his winemaking with a true sense of place. He has harnessed the unique terroir of the Simondium area to capture the story of the valley, watched over by a monolithic mountain, in every bottle of wine he makes.
Niel has travelled the world to gain more vinous knowledge, the most fundamental time spent abroad when he worked at Château Mârgaux in Bordeaux under the seminal influence of Dr Paul Pontallier. Dr Pontallier continued to consult with Plaisir de Merle for over a decade, visiting South Africa at least once a year to taste and blend with Niel. It’s a legacy that lives on in the classically styled yet New World terroir-driven range of wines.
For more information about what you can expect from our wine dinners, have a look at our Italian Wine Dinner here.
Reservations can be made by calling 0141 248 3801 or by emailing [email protected]
We sincerely hope we can welcome you.