DeMorgenzon Maestro Blue Rhone Blend, StellenboschDeMorgenzon Maestro Blue Rhone Blend, Stellenbosch

DeMorgenzon, Maestro Blue 2017

(2 reviews)

This Rhône-style red blend is the latest addition to the DeMorgenzon range.

On the nose, expect red and black berry fruit with a portion of Syrah spice. The palate is finely structured, showing an array of ripe fruit and floral undertones, with a lingering aftertaste.

A pretty impressive wine for the price.

93pts | Decanter

£19.95

In stock

Stellenbosch

Red Blend, Rhône Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

CULTIVARS
58% Syrah 26% Grenache Noir 10% Mourvedré 6% Petite Sirah

VINEYARDS
These vineyards are situated on the farm DeMorgenzon in the Stellenboschkloof. Soils are mostly weathered granite which gives the resultant wines a natural exuberance and youthful vigour. The trellised vineyards are managed to ensure natural high acidity and full flavour concentration.

VINTAGE
2017 was another hot and dry vintage in the Cape. Although the day time temperatures were warm, evening temperatures were much cooler than normal resulting in wines with incredible weight and texture, yet with great acidity and length. The dryness of the season resulted in minimal disease pressure with fruit arriving at the winery in very good condition.

VINIFICATION AND MATURATION
Fruit was carefully hand sorted and naturally fermented, whole berry. Post fermentation maceration was allowed for two weeks, followed by gentle pressing. Maturation was for a total of 18 months in French oak, in a selection of 300 litre casks and 3000 litre Foudres. The wine was bottled with minimal fining and a minimal filtration.

Additional information

Grape

Red Blend, Rhône Blend

Vintage

2017

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

14.5%

Try it with spicy Moroccan Lamb Chops.

2 reviews for DeMorgenzon, Maestro Blue 2017

  1. Decanter | 93pts (Silver)

    “Enticing nose of black cherry, plum and grilled herbs with touches of savoury oak. Finely textured and sophisticated palate.”

    DWWA 2020

  2. Platter’s | 90pts

    “Syrah-led in 2017 with grenache noir & splashes of mourvèdre & petite sirah. Brooding, smoky dark fruit, firm but pliable tannins, muscular & subdued. All elements in place to improve with time.“

    Platter’s 2021

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