Its unique name is based on the traditional Bordeaux blend.
merlot + cabernet sauvignon + cabernet franc = mc²
Merlot brings softness and fruitness, Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure and tannin and Cabernet Franc adds delicate spiceness of cloves and thyme.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Flexible, Affordable & tasty!
The mc² represents merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc in a keenly crafted blend by French-born and trained Sandrine Gimon. Its pure berry beginnings and fragrant herb layers offer a genuine medium-bodied bistro style of red that goes a treat with a range of dishes, even richer seafood and poultry as well as game and lamb. It’s flexible, affordable and tasty. Bistro Bravo - Tony Love - News Limited capital city papers (10/JUL/2011)
The blend of grapes is just right, its classic Bordeaux and also classic Coonawarra 94 points and outstanding value. For reasons that baffle me Rymill appears to fly just below the radar, I think its time due recognition was given. Perhaps one reason is the wines are such good value maybe a top end $50/75 is needed, they have the grapes and they have the skill.Rating 94 - Tony Keys, The Key Review of Wine (11/JUL/2011)
Has quite a following
A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc that has quite a following and now even boasts its own website www.mc2.com.au and a smart new label. Crafted by winemakers Sandrine Gimon and Amelia Anderson and matured for 18 months in first to third-use French oak, it’s nicely balanced with bright red and black berry flavours, a core of spice and supple tannins. Drink with lamb casserole.Kerry Skinner - Grape Expectations, (20/JUL/ 2011)
You don't have to be Einstein for this
It’s best-known throughout Europe and the UK simply as Bordeaux Red, a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. It’s sold by the millions of bottles annually because of its affinity with a huge diversity of dining ideas from the more casual starts to the most decadent desserts. And now French-born and trained Sandrine Gimon is enticing us with and Australian Bordeaux Red that she’s created. As in France, this blend goes ideally with almost anything on the table, be it an oyster platter at Sunday brunch or an Asian duck and orange starter, mains of roast lamb, chicken cacciatore or a creamy mushroom risotto, or poached pears and decadent chocolate-dripped strawberries to end. Pay $19.95 and have a look at www.mc2.com.au for some nice dining ideas, from casual or the more formal.” Davis Ellis, Various regional newspapers (July/2011)
It doesn't taken an Einstein to work out that if E stands for enjoyment, then E must certainly equal mc²
...Next in the range is the cleverly monikered “mc²”, so called because it contains Merlot and two kinds of Cabernet – Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. On the nose there is oak, cassis, chocolate, potpourri and a splash of Worcester sauce. The palate is really complex, with flavours of cassis, light vanillin, blueberry, dried herbs, Szechuan pepper, prune, mint and rich soy. The wine is nicely balanced with bitter and sweet elements, and a chocolatey smoothness with rustic corners. It doesn't take an Einstein to work out that that if E stands for enjoyment, then E must certainly equal “mc²(30/JUN/ 2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
The Cabernet Sauvignon gives structure to the wine, allowing all the flavours to fall into alignment. They are able to linger on the palate and build a foundation for the dynamic flavour profile. The Merlot gives softness and fruitiness reminiscent of fresh berries, as well as displaying a juiciness and fleshiness with bursts of ripe red fruit and fresh strawberry jam. Finally, the Cabernet Franc contributes a delicate spiciness of cloves and thyme, continuing with hints of peppermint and cedar box undertones. The complexity and fusion of these three classic varieties makes this wine the perfect partner for casual or fine dining.
Creamy mushroom risotto or braised chicken thigh, and for dessert poached pear, in mc² of course, with shaved Regiano Parmagana.
Enjoy this wine from now for up to 10 years.