2013 Mvemve Raats MR de Compostella
Mzokona Mvemve is South Africa’s first qualified black winemaker and MR de Compostella is a collaboration wine between he and Bruwer Raats a legend in South Africa for his Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Mvemve describes the wine as a “meeting of the minds” and “something exceptional,” believing they can both create a better wine by “joining our minds, our thinking and our winemaking philosophy.” The wine is called Compostella or the field of stars - as each component of this wine is vinified separately as 5 individual, world class wines before being blended - the blend varies every year with the finest (in Mvemves and Raats mind) wine forming the base and the other wines supporting it. The 2013 is 41% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 14% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot. Since its debut this has been regarded one of South Africa's very best and highest scoring wines.