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DeMorgenzon, Reserve, Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa

DeMorgenzon, Reserve, Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa

REVIEWS:
5.00

5.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
DeMorgenzon

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
WHITE WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
95/100

(1 customer review)

DeMorgenzon

750ML

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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.

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COUNTRY:

South Africa

GRAPE:

Chardonnay

REGION:

Cape West Coast, Stellenbosch

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2020 - 2026

VINTAGE:

2018

ABV:

14.0%

SKU: 100803 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    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.

    1 review for DeMorgenzon, Reserve, Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    1. franmas08

      Nice fruit and elegance. I absolutely love this chardonnay.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    95/100

    The 2018 Reserve Chardonnay was hand-picked and whole-bunch-pressed, then matured in French barrels, 30% new and the rest used. It has a stunning bouquet of yellow plum, citrus peel and orange blossom aromas that are seamlessly enmeshed with the oak. The palate is very well balanced, displaying orange zest and quince notes on the entry, a killer line of acidity and a very precise and persistent finish that lingers long in the mouth. I am not sure winemaker Carl van der Merwe has ever made a Chardonnay as good as this.
    95/100 - Neal Martin, Vinous (Tasted October 2019)