DeMorgenzon Maestro White Blend, StellenboschDeMorgenzon Maestro White Blend, Stellenbosch

DeMorgenzon, Maestro White 2018

(3 reviews)

An excellent, five-way, Rhône-style white blend from one of the best white wine producers in Stellenbosch.

The nose shows notes of concentrated orange and yellow stone fruits, with a hint of spice, citrus and blossoms.

The palate is full-bodied, textured and nuanced with a lovely lingering finish.

94pts | Tim Atkin

£19.95

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Stellenbosch

Rhône Blend, White Blend

Bone-drySweet

Description

CULTIVARS
25% Roussanne 24% Chenin Blanc 23% Grenache Blanc 14% Chardonnay 14% Viognier

VINEYARDS
Vertical shoot positioned vineyards allow for optimum ripening and ideal sunlight exposure of fruit. There is a good exposure of slopes to cooling Southern breezes off False Bay. Vineyards are established on slopes with soils of weathered granite and sandstone. Yields are controlled to between 7 and 8 tons per hectare.

VINTAGE
2017 was another hot and dry vintage in the Cape. Although the daytime 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
Grape varieties were picked across a range of different ripeness levels, sorted and whole bunch pressed after pre- chilling. Fermentation occurred naturally in small French oak barrels and cement eggs. Total ageing was 10 months from vintage with blending occurring after 8 months. A light filtration and fining took place before bottling.

Additional information

Grape

Rhône Blend, White Blend

Vintage

2017

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

14.3%

Origin

Stellenbosch

Enjoy with poultry or seafood dishes, particularly shellfish or cod.

3 reviews for DeMorgenzon, Maestro White 2018

  1. International Wine Challenge | 91pts (Silver)

    “A waxy stone fruit on a fresh, bright palate levered by a creamy texture. Attractive long finish.”

    IWC 2019

  2. Platter’s | 94pts

    “Roussanne-led blend has more chenin & grenache blanc in 2017 than previous, with chardonnay & viognier in equal measure. The delicately pervasive, aromatic fruit is the star, the oaked portion (20% new) seamlessly assimilated. Fresh, understated, with effortless grace.”

    Platter’s 2020

  3. Tim Atkin | 94pts

    “This is a superb five-way blend from one of the best white wine producers in Stellenbosch, dominated by almost equal parts Roussanne, Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc, with lesser amounts of Viognier and Chardonnay Mixing oak and concrete egg-fermented portions, it’s creamy, herbal and citrus-driven, with subtle wood, honeysuckle and baking spice aromas and flavours of peach, pear and quince.”

    Tim Atkin

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