Translated, DeMorgenzon means simply ‘the morning sun’ and was so named because it is the first part of the Stellenboschkloof Valley to see the sun due to its high altitude and aspect. Since 2008 Baroque music has been piped into the vineyards all day, every day. Perhaps a quirk, but there is some (limited) data to suggest vines exposed to this music are healthier than those growing in silence. Once the harvest has completed and the wines have been placed into barrel, music is again streamed throughout DeMorgenzon’s cellars, surrounding the wines in rich sound waves, permeating the oak and steel as they travel, with every single note. Whilst the techniques might not be typical, the wines speak for themselves!
DeMorgenzon’s Chardonnay vineyards benefit from cool morning sunlight and moderating sea breezes off nearby False Bay. Golden with green hues. Hot toasted brioche with zesty marmalade; a backbone of lime and lemongrass with floral notes of honeysuckle and frangipani on the palate. Warm, rich vanilla and a creamy almond finish. Enjoy with butter poached fish.