75cl * 13.5% ABV * Stellenbosch, South Africa
Sourced almost exclusively from DeMorgenzon’s south facing vineyards overlooking False Bay, the vines are managed for optimal exposure to gentle morning sunshine. Granitic soils result in grapes with excellent natural acidity and flavour concentration, a trait further enhanced by intentionally low yields. Fermentation occurred spontaneously without the addition of commercial yeasts in a combination of stainless steel tanks and old French oak barrels. The final blend is made up after 4-6 months of ageing on the lees then lightly filtered and stabilized for bottling.
Deliciously fresh, the bright nose displays fine Chenin attributes of citrus, honeysuckle, apricot, and floral aromas. The crisp, refreshing palate has succulence and weight with firm acidity and well integrated oak flavours that provide a lengthy aftertaste.