DeMorgenzon, DMZ Sauvignon Blanc 2020
“Part of the great value DMZ rage, which often over-delivers in the glass…” Tim Atkin
Pale green in appearance with complex herbal aromas and lifted fruit notes of lime and kiwi.
Flavours of ripe grapefruit and mint are supported by fine, chalky texture, providing the palate with delicious length.
The fruit for DMZ Sauvignon Blanc is grown on premium trellised vineyards located on the South facing slopes of the Stellenboschkloof. Weathered granite soils and cooling ocean breezes create the ideal conditions for this sensitive grape variety.
On the back of a cold and wet winter, the 2020 growing season began very early, with homogenous budburst and even shoot growth. Summer was relatively mild, without the heatwaves often experienced in the Cape. The resultant crop retained high levels of natural acidity and abundant concentration of flavour. Particularly exceptional are the white wines of 2020, whilst the reds display early promise thanks to intense colour and tannin concentration.
VINIFICATION AND MATURATION
Grapes were gently de-stemmed and lightly pressed, and the juice was treated carefully with minimal exposure to oxygen. It was cold settled overnight without the use of enzymes, then inoculated with selected yeasts, to preserve fruit flavours during fermentation. A long cool fermentation was followed by extended time on the lees with periodic lees stirring to ensure texture and flavour marriage.
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