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DeMorgenzon

Complex, sappy and peppery, with layers of citrus and stone fruit and a long, zingy aftertaste.

Tim Atkin MW

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Named in honour of the Baroque music DeMorgenzon pipe to their vines, Maestro White is a Rhône-style blend of white grapes.

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 lingering aftertaste. A blend of 32% Roussanne, 23% Chardonnay, 23% Chenin Blanc, 15% Viognier and 7% Grenache Blanc.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.3 g/L

pH

3.38

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

VARIETY

White Blend

FINED USING

Isinglass

TIME IN OAK

10 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

2016 was an exceptionally early vintage with grapes ripening quickly. Warm evening temperatures necessitated an early harvest to ensure fruit with sufficient natural acidity.

Vinification details

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.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 94 pts
IWC 2018: Silver
DWWA 2018: Silver
IWSC 2018: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Fermented in a combination of oak and concrete eggs, the fifth vintage of this cuvée ... is the best yet.

Tim Atkin MW

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Named in honour of the Baroque music DeMorgenzon pipe to their vines, Maestro White is a Rhône-style blend of white grapes.

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 lingering aftertaste. In 2015 it is a blend of 29% Roussanne, 23% Chardonnay, 22% Chenin Blanc, 18% Grenache Blanc and 8% Viognier.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.7 g/L

pH

3.30

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carl van der Merwe

VARIETY

White Blend

FINED USING

Milk, Isinglass

TIME IN OAK

10 months (portion of the blend)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

2015 was an exceptionally early vintage with grapes ripening quickly. Cool evening temperatures ensured the maintenance of natural acids and low pH levels. Fruit was healthy with minimal disease pressure.

Vinification details

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.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 95 pts
IWC 2017: Silver
IWSC 2016: Silver
eRobertParker.com: 93 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Very pretty and lively. This lad can make wine! Hint of smokiness. Very long and pungent.

Jancis Robinson

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Named in honour of the Baroque music DeMorgenzon pipe to their vines, Maestro White is a Rhône-style blend of white grapes.

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 lingering aftertaste. A blend of 26% Roussanne, 25% Chardonnay, 19% Grenache Blanc, 17% Chenin Blanc and 13% Viognier.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.9 g/L

pH

3.39

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carl van der Merwe

VARIETY

White Blend

FINED USING

Milk, Isinglass

TIME IN OAK

10 months (portion of the blend)

SULPHUR

Total: 90 Free: 30

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

Vintage conditions

2014 was a cooler than normal year with high levels of rainfall in spring and early summer. Higher than normal crop levels were carefully managed to ensure correct balance. Some selective harvesting and careful bunch sorting in the cellar was necessary to ensure only the best bunches were selected for the Maestro Range.

Vinification details

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.

Awards

Decanter 2015: Gold and Trophy ‘International Trophy for Best White Blend under £15’
IWC 2015: Silver
eRobertParker.com: 91 pts
Tim Atkin MW: 93 pts
Wine Spectator: 92 pts
IWSC 2015: Silver Outstanding

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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