This show stopping white displays effusive aromas of white flower, stone fruit, honey and toast which erupt into opulent flavours of pear, orange blossom, caramel and spice. It’s a world class wine offering that strikes a brilliant balance between lush fruit and crisp, mouth-watering acidity.
The grapes were picked in three different passes in order to achieve optimum ripeness and balance in the final wine. The grapes were handpicked in the early morning hours, with bunch selection done in the vineyard. Fruit was cooled down and then gently pressed, whole bunch, and the juice was settled overnight without the use of settling enzymes.
Fermentation occurred naturally in French oak barrels (20% new), using indigenous yeasts, with about 20% of the volume completing malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged on its lees in barrel for 10 months, without batonage.
100% Chenin Blanc
DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc is best complimented with shellfish, lean fish and spicy food.
“I’m constantly amazed at the power this essentially humble beverage has to elevate our spirits and revive our minds” – Adam Mason.
The 50 most exciting wines of 2018 Decanter Magazine
95 points Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2018
92 points Neal Martin for Vinous
Platinum Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Gold medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2018
Top 10 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge 2018