Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage Port 2020
Muratie Wine Estate, under the stewardship of Rijk Melck and his family, is tucked into the exquisite Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch. The farm itself dates to 1685 when it was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel who was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope at the time. This makes Muratie one of the oldest estates in South Africa. Ben Prins, Muratie’s winemaker until 1987, was as unique as the wines he produced. A hard-working, no-nonsense kind of a man. In his honour, this Port-style liqueur wine is made from traditional Port varieties (Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Francisca and Souzão) that were planted in a single vineyard in the 1970s to produce a unique ‘field blend’. The Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage Port 2020 is a world-class wine should reward contemplation for at least another two decades.