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 after taste.
This wine has garnered John Platter 5 stars rating for years, climaxing to the wine of the year in 2013. A wine not to be missed
Tower Club Gold award 2015/2016
DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2014
- VINEYARDS Vertical shoot positioned vineyards allow for optimum ripening and ideal sunlight exposure of fruit. There is a good exposure of slopes to cooling Southern breezes off False Bay. Vineyards are established on slopes with soils of weathered granite and sandstone. Yields are controlled to between 7 and 8 tons per hectare. VINTAGE 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 AND MATURATION 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.