2013 Paserene Marathon, Stellenbosch, South Africa

On the nose it shows an appealing bouquet of black currants and black cherry paste with camphor, cedar and crème de cassis. This transcends into a mineral whiff of crushed rocks, liquorice and espresso roasts.


The Marathon 2013 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were fermented in small upright French oak barrels and carefully punched-down not to over-extract the wine. The Marathon was matured in 50% new, 5-year air seasoned French oak barrels for 22 months. After clarification, the wine was bottled without filtration to preserve its natural form. The wine spent one year in bottle before release.

Paserene is a small, family operated winery owned by Martin Smith and Ndabe Mareda, the sole purpose of which is to produce high-end, luxury wines. Great care was given to ensure that the wines produced, and artwork on the labels, are truly authentic to its “sense of place and people” and will guarantee a lasting legacy.

The name Paserene comes from the Latin word Passeriformes, the order of "traveling and free" birds containing swifts and swallows. Paserene is situated in the quaint town of Franschhoek and is home to their award-winning wine range. A professional and contemporary tasting lounge is situated on the property.


Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming Traditional