DeMorgenzon Maestro Red Bordeaux Red Blend, StellenboschDeMorgenzon Maestro Red Bordeaux Red Blend, Stellenbosch

DeMorgenzon, Maestro Red 2016

A soft and silky Cabernet-led Bordeaux blend.

Rich on the nose with red fruit, dried herbs, perfume and plums.

Well integrated flavours of cigar box and dark fruit on the palate.

A pretty impressive wine for the price.

93pts | Tim Atkin

£19.95

In stock

Stellenbosch

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

CULTIVARS
39% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Merlot 13% Cabernet Franc 10% Malbec

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
Conditions in 2016 were hot and dry resulting in a rapid harvest. Care had to be taken to harvest as quickly as possible, in an effort to preserve the grape’s natural acid and freshness. Due to the dry conditions, the crop quality was excellent, although yields were lower than usual, averaging at around 6 tons per hectare. The grapes were handpicked and selected in the early morning at between 21o and 22o Balling.

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

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

Vintage

2016

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

14.4%

Pair with beef, lamb or pork.

2 reviews for DeMorgenzon, Maestro Red 2016

  1. International Wine Challenge | 93pts (Silver)

    “Vibrant and lifted with juicy cherry and raspberry fruits. Attractive freshness and texture. Elegant and fruit-driven finish.”

    IWC 2018

  2. Decanter | 91pts (Silver)

    “Rich, sweet black plum and savoury black currant notes. Full of cherry, cassis and sour red plum with a subtle warming toasty oak.”

    DWWA 2018

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