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Dmz Chardonnay 2012

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DeMorgenzon are totally committed to excellence and focus on crafting wines which express the unique terroir and fruit within a classic structure - we believe that the finest South African wines combine New World-style fruit with Old World-style elegance. A significant portion of the Chardonnay vineyards are situated on the farm DeMorgenzon in the Stellenbosch kloof. The vineyard is managed to ensure natural high acidity and full flavour concentration. The yield was 8 tons ( 53 hl/ha - only free-run juice used) per hectare. In addition we source some of the finest Chardonnay fruit from around the Cape. Vintage: 2010 Grapes: 100% Chardonnay Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa Notes: Bright, old gold. Sweet vanilla and hints of almonds on the front of the nose with clean tropical fruit to follow. Delicate oak support. Rich and full in the mouth with layers of full fruit flavours including apricot and white peach and always the vanilla backing. Spicy, brisk finish . Ageing: This wine is drinking very now and will improve over the next four years and should last for many more to come. Serve: At 8 - 12 deg C with white meat, fuller fish dishes and poultry ABV: 14%

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De Morgenzon:
All wine estates in the Western Cape are beautiful and all have unique terroir.    However, we believe that DeMorgenzon is the most extraordinary of them all. Our slopes rise from about 200m to nearly 400m above sea level and our vistas embrace Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Cape Hangklip, the Hottentots Holland mountains, Helderberg and Simonsberg with the ocean as a ba... Read more
All wine estates in the Western Cape are beautiful and all have unique terroir.    However, we believe that DeMorgenzon is the most extraordinary of them all. Our slopes rise from about 200m to nearly 400m above sea level and our vistas embrace Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Cape Hangklip, the Hottentots Holland mountains, Helderberg and Simonsberg with the ocean as a backdrop. While we could call ourselves 'mountain vineyards' we prefer to be known as 'garden vineyards'. In Spring specially chosen wildflowers flourish between our vines. We have no doubt that a biodiverse and ecologically sensitive environment produces infinitely better grapes and the beauty of our gardens is captured in every bottle of our wine.    We pipe Baroque music through our vineyards 24x7 and believe that the power of music positively influences the ripening process.  At DeMorgenzon we are totally committed to excellence and focus on crafting wines which express our unique terroir and fruit within a classic structure - we believe that the finest South African wines combine New World-style fruit with Old World-style elegance. DeMorgenzon, 'the morning sun,' was so named because it is the first part of the Stellenboschkloof valley to see the sun because of its high altitude and aspects. We cover the top southern and eastern slopes of Ribbokkop, overlooking the pinnacle of Kanonkop from where a cannon was fired to alert the farms in the region that a ship had put into Table Bay. The first road from Cape Town to Stellenbosch ran through the Stellenbosch Kloof.  The first vines in the Stellenbosch Hills were planted during the early 1700's as the mild climate is ideally suited to the production of quality grapes.    In 2003 Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum bought DeMorgenzon. The estate has been transformed over the past few years.   Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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External Reviews for Dmz Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

DeMorgenzon are totally committed to excellence and focus on crafting wines which express the unique terroir and fruit within a classic structure - we believe that the finest South African wines combine New World-style fruit with Old World-style elegance. A significant portion of the Chardonnay vineyards are situated on the farm DeMorgenzon in the Stellenbosch kloof. The vineyard is managed to ensure natural high acidity and full flavour concentration. The yield was 8 tons (53 hl/ha – only free-run juice used) per hectare. In addition we source some of the finest Chardonnay fruit from around the Cape. Grapes : 100% Chardonnay Region : South Africa / Stellenbosch. Maker : Cael Van de Merwe Notes : Bright, old gold. Sweet vanilla and hints of almonds on the front of the nose with clean tropical fruit to follow. Delicate oak support. Rich and full in the mouth with layers of full fruit flavours including apricot and white peach and always the vanilla backing. Spicy, brisk finish . Serve : At 8 - 12 deg C with white meat, fuller fish dishes and poultry ABV : 14%


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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/06/2013

A very fresh, juicy style, with tasty pear and yellow apple fruit enlivened with a honeysuckle streak on the finish. Deliciously uncomplicated



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DeMorgenzon are totally committed to excellence and focus on crafting wines which express the unique terroir and fruit within a classic structure - we believe that the finest South African wines combine New World-style fruit with Old World-style elegance. A significant portion of the Chardonnay vineyards are situated on the farm DeMorgenzon in the Stellenbosch kloof. The vineyard is managed to ensure natural high acidity and full flavour concentration. The yield was 8 tons ( 53 hl/ha - only free-run juice used) per hectare. In addition we source some of the finest Chardonnay fruit from around the Cape. Vintage: 2010 Grapes: 100% Chardonnay Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa Notes: Bright, old gold. Sweet vanilla and hints of almonds on the front of the nose with clean tropical fruit to follow. Delicate oak support. Rich and full in the mouth with layers of full fruit flavours including apricot and white peach and always the vanilla backing. Spicy, brisk finish . Ageing: This wine is drinking very now and will improve over the next four years and should last for many more to come. Serve: At 8 - 12 deg C with white meat, fuller fish dishes and poultry ABV: 14%

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