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DeMorgenzon Maestro White


DeMorgenzon Maestro White has a nose showing aromas of concentrated orange and yellow stone fruits, with a hint of spice, citrus and blossom. The palate is full-bodied, textured and nuanced with a lingering finish.

Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Subregion: Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2014/15
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Roussanne, Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc/Garnacha Blanca, Chenin Blanc, Viognier
ABV: 14%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Opulent and rich
Drink With: Scallop chowder

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 that only the best bunches were selected for the Maestro White.

The 2014 DeMorgenzon Maestro White is a blend of 26% Roussanne, 25% Chardonnay, 19% Grenache Blanc, 17% Chenin Blanc and 13% Viognier. 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 harvest, with blending occurring after 8 months. A light filtration and fining took place before bottling.